David Ortiz F-Bomb OK With FCC Chairman
David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox slugger, let slip an f-bomb while he was addressing the crowd during the pregame ceremony at the Red Sox game on Saturday. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has no intention of fining him for the accidental swear.
"David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today's Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston – Julius," read a statement on The FCC official Twitter page from Genachowski
“All right. All right Boston. This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston,” said Ortiz on Saturday. “We want to thank you Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week. This is our f***ing city and nobody is going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.”
Although Ortiz won’t be fined for the profanity in his remarks during the Red Sox pregame ceremony, he did cause a bit of an uproar when it aired on both local and national networks. He took the opportunity after the game to apologize. “It just came out. It just came out, man. It just came out,” he said. “If I offended anybody, I apologize, but I feel like this town needs to be pumped. It seems like that was it.”
The Red Sox home game on Saturday was the first since the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15.
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