Listen up, Sidney Crosby – Rob Ford has some advice on winning gold at the Sochi Olympics.
The controversial Toronto mayor, a noted sports fan, warns that Canadian hockey players have become too focused on skilled play and “shifted” from the heavy-hitting style he says used to underscore the country’s on-ice success.
“And I hope they don’t shift like this in Sochi in the Olympics because we won’t win,” Ford says in a YouTube video he and brother Doug Ford published Monday. “We have to play the old type of Canadian hockey and that’s the Don Cherry-type, you’ve got to him ‘em.
“I’m just saying take the body. So we’ll see what happens.”
Doug Ford, a Toronto city councillor and the mayor’s brother, chimes in: “This kind of reminds me of politics. You’ve got to take the body once in a while.”