Everyone in Toronto, and likely across the country, is celebrating the Toronto Raptor's landmark victory last night and that includes Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Shortly after the Raptors beat the Bucks 100-94 last night, the Premier tweeted out congratulating the team and the city. Since then though, Doug Ford's tweet about the Raptors is getting major backlash.
The words the premier used here are only part of the problem. In his tweet he said: "Started from the bottom, now we're here! Congrats to the Toronto Raptors on their win tonight to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history! A great day for basketball fans across Canada!"
While "started from the bottom, now we're here" is a popular line from Drake, and Ford was likely referring to the team as starting from the bottom, people are taking issue with Doug Ford using it. They're saying that he inherited everything and is actually really privileged, meaning he didn't start from the bottom at all.
That's only the start of the issue. The Premier has been losing support in Ontario lately given the numerous cuts that he has made to things like education, health care, the environment, and specifically to the City of Toronto. That's why numerous Ontarians are saying that because of how Doug Ford has treated Toronto, he isn't allowed to celebrate their Raptors victory.
Started from the bottom, now we're here! Congrats to the Toronto @Raptors on their win tonight to advance to the… https://t.co/6Y3ib7ymtH— Doug Ford (@Doug Ford) 1558840903.0
Here's what some Raptors fans have to say in response to Doug Ford's tweet.
@fordnation @Raptors Shut the fuck up Doug— Sanjati 🔮🎮 streaming OUTRIDERS (@Sanjati 🔮🎮 streaming OUTRIDERS) 1558843893.0
@pattysullivan @fordnation THAT. VERY. CITY PATTY.— tanya hayles (@tanya hayles) 1558851322.0
@christineestima @FuzzyWuzzyTO Bless you.— Shelley Carroll (@Shelley Carroll) 1558842938.0
@fordnation @Raptors Doug Ford started at the top. Throughout life(student, drug dealer, businessman, politician)… https://t.co/UlzqWTRmZn— Tyrone 🖤💙🍍➕🐕 (@Tyrone 🖤💙🍍➕🐕) 1558875982.0
@fordnation @Raptors We don’t want your congrats. https://t.co/yX3DSUdxHx— Diana Rose (@Diana Rose) 1558847204.0
@fordnation @Raptors @fordnation You’re not on the list to get into this party, bye #WeTheNorth— Not My Favourite (@Not My Favourite) 1558845344.0
@fordnation @Raptors You have cut billions from child care, health care, education, social services from the people… https://t.co/NysCBP3yCf— A "UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME" O (@A "UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME" O) 1558847569.0
@fordnation @Raptors https://t.co/UseqoqBhtJ— Melissa (@Melissa) 1558842437.0
Currently, Doug Ford is in a bit of a feud with Toronto Mayor John Tory. After millions in funding was cut from Toronto, Tory launched a petition against the Ford Government called Stop the Cuts. Meanwhile, Doug Ford released a statement directed at John Tory telling him to work harder and find the money himself.
It's not yet clear how this funding feud is going to go, but either way, Torontonians are clear that they do not want Doug Ford on their Raptor's bandwagon.