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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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JimmyCrapCorn    

Kristin C upgraded bigtime from Brody Jenner. Let Avril have him.

1158 days ago
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J. Molitor    

If the contract requirement is for a "performance WITHOUT any profanity" ... if she used some, don't pay this turkey. Let her prove her payment justification in Court...
she can't pitch nor sing either.

1158 days ago
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Rixar13    

What's the problem???

1158 days ago
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cookers    

WOOW NEVER KNEW THAT tmz MADE A MISTAKE.... "THROUGH" MAYBE THREW NEXT TIME LOL.. SMH

1158 days ago
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Natalie    

Classy as always!

1158 days ago
126.

trash    

yepp...take the girl out of the trailer park...but the trailer park stays with the girl...

1158 days ago
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carol skuletich-vetter    

She is a disgusting Canadian bitch, go back North Ho....

1158 days ago
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Twigiton    

Im guessing ur all Rays fans because she's obviously happy at the start but when the audio go's out...... as a PROFENSIONAL entertainer perfoming at a so called profensional ballpark, the audio should have been pre-tested.... so i blaim the ballpark for her 'profanity'. Keep going Avril!!!!

1158 days ago
129.

ElroyS    

I don't get all the "Avril hate"!! Me, I would give my eye teeth AND the contents of my bank account to bend her ovee & **** her senseless for an hour or so! Who cares whether or not she can sing, she is hotter than a two dollar pistol! Jeez.....

1158 days ago
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J_Brisby    

To hear TMZ tell it, you'd think Avril threw a tantrum and cursed out the crowd. Total bull****. What really happened, after the glitch, Avril said "Hey, it's a ****ing live show" to cheers from the crowd. This got started because a reporter reported on the apology, and not the event. He didn't witness it, and he made up the kind of story he wanted.

But hey, decide for yourself. Here's a YouTube video of Avril's "tirade".
To hear TMZ tell it, you'd think Avril threw a tantrum and cursed out the crowd. Total bull****. After the screw up, Avril said 'Hey, this is a ****ing live show', to cheers from the crowd. You can see it yourself on YouTube. But far be it from a reporter to actually know what he's talking about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noxAy0w1geU&feature=player_embedded#at=16

1158 days ago
131.

kikay    

Avril Ramona Lavigne,yup that's the famewhore whole name,should go back to Napanee, Ontario,and just plant some potato there or something.

1157 days ago
132.

bengbeng    

I like avril!BEAUTIFUL GIRL!COOL!

1157 days ago
133.

Terry    

Typical pathetic Americans, Jealous that another Canadian has stole the spotlight. No talent you say? Where is your talent? Correct me if I am wrong but, doesn't the US have the most lip sync champs in the world? Get over your ignorance before every country in the world decides to turn your country into a big fun Golf Course. Yeah Yeah you can fire your retarded nuke comments back but, think about it, do you really believe that you can take on anyone? lol.. Get the job done in Iraq and Afghanistan first..

1157 days ago
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Jillian     

I was there at the game and after for her concert. There were a few problems but she sang the song all the way through and after the crowd started booing and screaming "What the hell" It wasn't her fault at all. She was very nice and sure she had a few f bombs but this is Avril. In the end she did apologize to her fans and re sang her first song.

1157 days ago
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TimSewell    

She is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO punk

1157 days ago
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