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Avril Lavigne -- Take Me Out to the F*@&%+ Ball Game!

5/29/2011 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Avril Lavigne was all smiles when she threw out the first pitch before last night's Tampa Bay Rays game, but she lobbed a few four-letter words at the crowd when a technical glitch messed with her post-game concert.

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According to local reports, Avril's mic didn't work at the start of her show ... and she responded to the cavalcade of boos by yelling obscenities at crowd.

Rays rep Rick Vaughn tells TMZ, "The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers and we are extremely disappointed by the language used in last night's show. It is not consistent with the family-friendly atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for."

Calls to Lavigne's rep were not returned.

UPDATE -- Several of our readers were in attendance last night and point out via our message board ... that while Avril did drop a few F-bombs, they weren't directed at anyone in particular. Her real fans, it seems, enjoyed the show just fine.

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Sharona    

She's classless garbage who hasn't had a hit song in years.

1208 days ago
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Sharona    

Sorry -- I tried to delete one of my comments and it didn't work.

1208 days ago
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STARR C    

She's so sexi!

1208 days ago
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Anthony    

One thing, did you read what people actually said who were there? They gave Avril a mic which went dead, yet she continued to finish the song up, than they gave her another mic which was dead. Finally Avril went off stage and got one that worked and when she came out she said well that's what happens when you're performing in a "f**king baseball stadium" and that was the only f bomb she dropped.

TMZ stop trying to be like E News meets Perez Hilton, starting trying to learn how to spell correctly, and please do some research before you have one your brainless writers do an article. Obviously this was a slow news week.

1208 days ago
50.

Kory    

Sounds like the Rays got exactly what they deserved by having this skank play after a BASEBALL game.

Send this bitch to play after a 20% off sale at Claires, but not a god damn Baseball game for christs sake.

1208 days ago
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punkrockshow    

I was at the Game- It's true that Avril's mic didn't work at the start of the show, all she said was that's how you know your at a real "****ing live show!" those parents who had little kids stay for the show should be use to Avril's choice of words, if they were offended by it they should have know to leave after the game was done. She did a great job and kept true to herself.

1208 days ago
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Olivia    

Through? I think you mean threw which is the proper term. Just sayin

1208 days ago
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Rich    

I was in attendance for the game and the show and while not surprised I must say I was a little disappointed in Avril. I can tell you just in the section that I was in there were kids of all ages. When her mic finally started working which was after she sang the entire first song she dropped the f-bomb in her first sentence.
You would have to be short on common sense or just not care that there were kids of every age in attendance. Disappointing, very disappointing. My 14 year old daughter looked at me with an "oh my gosh" expression. Even she realized there were young kids. I'm sure her parents are extremely proud.

1208 days ago
54.

MLS    

just another skank with jacked-up teeth.

1208 days ago
55.

buggaz    

She's a no-talent skank with little imagination. Hey babe, about that spray on hair dye...umm....

1208 days ago
56.

Jonny    

Video or it didn't happen.

1208 days ago
57.

Ghost Rider    

Oh brother...

1208 days ago
58.

JT    

Only Americans get all upset about a few swear words. They're just WORDS. Meanwhile how many innocent women and children have you killed in Iraq?

1208 days ago
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PRO US    

JT about a minute ago

Only Americans get all upset about a few swear words. They're just WORDS. Meanwhile how many innocent women and children have you killed in Iraq?
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American soldiers don't kill innocent civilians intentionally. You've been reading too many loony, extreme, fanatic, left wing, anti-American and/or Jihadist websites and putting their stash of propaganda in your water pipe and smoking it.

How many Jihadists have you blown, and I don't mean blown up, JT?

Avril shouldn't have used those few swear words with children present even though it's understandable she was frustrated by the gaffes with the sound at her concert. Maybe, she learned a lesson. It's not the end of the world.

1208 days ago
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EvilPromise    

Tampa (Tampax) people are stuckup anyway, no surprise they'd take it out on her. But glad she mouthed back! :>

1208 days ago
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