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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson mistaken for Sochi mayor

01/29/2014 03:28 EST | Updated 03/31/2014 05:59 EDT
On her talk show 'Chelsea Lately' Monday, U.S. talk host Chelsea Handler showed a mean looking picture of Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson while discussing Sochi Mayor Anatoly Paskhomov's recent remarks about gays in Sochi.

"We do not have them in our city," Paskhomov had said.

Handler's tweet about the remark has since been removed, but Victoria resident Laura Little noticed the mistake that night and took a picture of her television, then posted this tweet, proving it:

Vancouver resident William Muller noticed it too and wrote on his Facebook page.

"The fact that the Canadian flag was shown behind the mayor obviously didn't clue in the producers of the show."

Mayor Gregor Robertson sent a tweet of his own yesterday afternoon.

Ironically, Robertson is an ardent supporter of gay rights.

Vancouver's Olympic delegation to Sochi, which just left on Tuesday, is headed by openly gay councillor Tim Stevenson.

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