David Miller finally shows some passion – for soccer
As mayor of Toronto, David Miller was a cool customer who seldom offered evidence of a fire in his
belly for anything.
But it turns out his contempt for the sorry state of affairs at the TFC soccer team knows no bounds.
Miller posted a blistering letter to TFC management today on Facebook, saying he is “so frustrated” over a string of bumbling decisions that have made the team an absolute failure that he is returning his unused season tickets.
“It is the only way I can emphasize how serious the situation is for those of us who support TFC,” said Miller, a loyal fan since Day One, asking that they be donated “to an appropriate cause.”
He laid out a litany of disastrous decisions that has made the team perennial doormats and wearied a fan base that was wildly enthused when TFC was launched in 2005, and pleaded for stability in rebuilding.
It’s a remarkable departure from the mayor who came before Rob Ford and seemed aloof and somewhat remote from the average citizen, and particularly the Tim Horton’s crowd that loves RoFo.
For all his strengths, Miller never connected with the average joe like RoFo, partly due to his air of detachment. Nothing caused him to lose his cool or show the frailties that RoFo so often hangs on his
I always thought he underestimated the power of personal connection. He had shown as much passion for the mayor’s office as he does for soccer, he might still be in it.