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FCC Won’t Fine David Ortiz for Swearing During Rousing Speech at Red Sox Game

If you, like us, were tuned in to Saturday’s Red Sox game (yes, this PRNewser writer is from MA and is a Sox fan — can’t we still be friends, New Yorkers?), you likely saw the rousing speech that David Ortiz gave to a shaken but strengthened Boston crowd. Just one day after the manhunt for the surviving suspect of last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon shut down the majority of the city, Big Papi had this to say: ““This is our f—ing city! Nobody’s gonna dictate our freedom. Stay strong.” (Note: Video contains explicit language…obviously)

While the crowd roared its approval and the clip went viral on social media, many wondered whether the FCC would be as thrilled with such strong language gracing the airwaves during a family-friendly program. But in response, outgoing head of the FCC Julius Genachowski tweeted the following statement: “David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston.”

And we, too, speak from the heart when we cheer: Damn f—ing straight! Three cheers for “the fellas at the freakin’ FCC“!

 

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