Donned in a Toronto FC scarf, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan carried a basket of goodies to send to Toronto Mayor John Tory — to settle her debts.
“Today’s a very sad day,” she told reporters in her home city. “But Seattle always pays its debts.”
The two mayors had bet on the outcome of the Major League Soccer Cup final, where Toronto beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 to win it all.
Both mayors said they would donate $100 for every goal scored by their respective teams to a local non-profit. Tory’s money is going to the Daily Bread Food Bank and Durkan’s to Seattle Shares, an organization that allows municipal employees to contribute to non-profits across the city.
Seattle City Hall is also going to be lit up in red Wednesday night to honour TFC (Tory would have lit up the Toronto sign in Sounders colours if he lost).
“My prediction was right it was two goals, I just had it going the wrong way,” Durkan said. “So congratulations to Toronto, you played a great match, and we’ll see you on the pitch next year.”
*With files from the Canadian Press
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