This is what bad optics looks like.

Tweeters were taken aback this afternoon when they thought they heard Toronto mayor Rob Ford issue a death threat under his breath:

https://twitter.com/acoyne/status/402535530367557632

https://twitter.com/drsyxu/status/402532441157423104

https://twitter.com/evilpye510/status/402532311704403968

Of course, it may very well just be an issue of context:

Let’s hope so. Shame Ford’s woes didn’t end there:

Oof.

For what it’s worth, Ford at least apologized for his run-in with the councilwoman:

Unfortunately for him, it may be too late to say “I’m sorry.”

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Rob Ford