First he admitted to smoking crack cocaine, now Canada’s most notorious mayor has been exposed in a new video ranting in anger and swearing profusely as he apparently threatens to murder someone.
Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, the country’s largest city, has apologised.
A campaign to remove him from office is growing.
The blurry, 80-second clip, posted on the Toronto Star’s website and shown on Canadian television, shows a clearly agitated Ford ranting and pounding his hands together, while at least one other person seems to goad him on.
The context of the video is unclear, as is the target of his expletive-filled outburst.
He shouts that he is going to kill someone and “rip his throat out” and poke out his eyes.
Following the publication, a subdued mayor appeared before the press.
“It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world is going to see it. You know what, I don’t have a problem with that, but it’s extremely embarrassing,” he said. “Obviously I was extremely, extremely inebriated.”
Rob Ford, who has admitted having a drink problem, has vowed to stay in office and run for re-election despite calls for him to resign.
Police have refused to release the crack cocaine video, saying it is evidence before the courts.