On Saturday, David Ortiz’s Red Sox took the field at Fenway Park for the first time since the tragic bombings at the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.
It was an emotionally charged day for everyone involved and the entire nation watching at home.
The game was also BoSox icon David Ortiz’s first game back from an injury. As excited as he was, Ortiz gave an impassioned speech before the first pitch, letting a curse word slip out on live TV.
“This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox,’ it says ‘Boston,'” Ortiz said. “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 [expletive] city.”
It was a legendary speech, but FCC was going to be forced to react. It was a curse, and it was a live broadcast, after all.
Here is how FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski eventually responded.
David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston – Julius
— The FCC (@FCC) April 20, 2013
Love this country.