FCC responds to David Ortiz’s ‘This is our f-ing city’ speech at Red Sox game

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) speaks to the crowd prior to the start of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) speaks to the crowd prior to the start of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

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.

[Related: Watch footage of Ortiz’ speech here at the Red Sox game here]

Here is how FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski eventually responded.

Love this country.

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