FCC has no problem with Big Papi's speech

Saturday April 20th, 2013

Considering how the Federal Communications Commission will try put the hammer down on those who use profanity on award shows (Bono at the 2003 Golden Globes) and Super Bowl halftime shows (Janet Jackson's infamous "Nipplegate"), it's nice to see them show a little resistant.

Before Saturday's Boston Red Sox game, a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals, the Sox also played a video tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, as well as the police who caught one of the suspects and killed the other, and unveiled a “B Strong” sign on the Green Monster, while “U-S-A” chants broke out in the crowd. It was their first game at home since the bombing on Monday.

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz delivered a strong message after taking the microphone for a pregame speech, announcing to the fans, “This is our [expletive] city.”

The FCC will apparently let Ortiz's emphatic speech slide. The "Julius" in the tweet is Julius Genachowski, who has been the chairman of the FCC since 2009.


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