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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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61.

Meanie    

Classy.

1156 days ago
62.

moe    

She is a nasty girl. It's a good thing they couldn't hear her. Consider yourself blessed Tampa :)

1156 days ago
63.

kj    

What is up with her hair...is she in 8th Grade? She's nasty.

1156 days ago
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brandon    

WAIT this is bul**** i went to the game she never EVER SAID THAT, stupid news cast for attention, she did curse but not saying that, she appologised afterwards and was real sweet! you all are dumb, she said 'this is a ****ing live show' AND it was put of excitement!

1156 days ago
65.

JLo on Steroids    

River Rat, we have more talent too. lmao i got that aboot right

1156 days ago
66.

gatorljh    

Children among us. Can't you hold back knowing that.

1156 days ago
67.

canadarocks    

the thing is, in Canada we REALLY DO have free speech :)

1156 days ago
68.

Caroline     

I luv Avril but dat was too B.A. Give the girl a break...she's a 20 sumthin year old divorcee..still luv her..Her music has always been awesome

1156 days ago
69.

John    

It's "threw." If you're dyslexic, I don't care. Take some remedial classes or get some therapy to help with your dyslexia. If you're just retarded, well, you poor thing, you.

1156 days ago
70.

Dee    

From a person that attended the event, David A Carlton – As usual the newspaper (and press) has blown it out of proportion. I was in the front row at the concert, 50 feet from the stage. They gave her a dead mic and she continued to sing the entire song and even when they brought her another dead mic during the song. After she finished singing “WTH” with two dead mics she went off stage and they handed her another on that finally worked and she said “That’s what can happen when you do a live concert in a f*cking baseball stadium”. This was no profanity laced tirade as the newspapers are saying. One F bob and that was it. And she apologized for letting that one word it slip out.

1156 days ago
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Dee    

From a person that attended the event: David A Carlton – As usual the newspaper (and press) has blown it out of proportion. I was in the front row at the concert, 50 feet from the stage. They gave her a dead mic and she continued to sing the entire song and even when they brought her another dead mic during the song. After she finished singing “WTH” with two dead mics she went off stage and they handed her another on that finally worked and she said “That’s what can happen when you do a live concert in a f*cking baseball stadium”. This was no profanity laced tirade as the newspapers are saying. One F bob and that was it. And she apologized for letting that one word it slip out.

1156 days ago
72.

Jeremiah    

What is that in her hair? Algae? LOL...

1156 days ago
73.

Joan    

Well??? WTF did she say????

1156 days ago
74.

chichifrogslegs    

just from what I know about her she seems like a real bitch. You sing mediocre pop songs and are a wannabe punk. Get over yourself.

1156 days ago
75.

gabrielle    

hey shut up! Avril is the best so she messed up doesn't everyone??? also, Margarettia you think they need spell check well maybe you should reread your dumbass txting language...hypocrits

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