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Kimmel rejoices in Mike Tyson's mayoral endorsement

Even before Mike Tyson had a meltdown on CP24 yesterday, you knew that his endorsement of Mayor Rob Ford wouldn't be without weirdness. Just the very idea of Tyson vouching for a local politician is bizarre, but there is a wonderfully cringeworthy interview clip in which the former heavyweight champion discusses the mayor's past. It's so all-over-the-place that it's impossible not to feel sympathy for Ford as he has to hold his breath and withstand the various soundbites.

Kimmel delights in the awkwardness, but his take doesn't really come off as mean-spirited -- which is good given the troubling news Ford was delivered yesterday. You really can't help but feel for the mayor as he listens to Tyson pontificate. Have a watch.


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