Tampa Bay Rays Apologize After Avril Lavigne Profanity Rant

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Avril Lavigne’s lyrics may be just tame enough to be family-friendly, but the singer’s use of four-letter words during a performance after a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game has caused the  team to apologize to fans.

Lavigne threw out the first pitch at Saturday's game without incident. But when it came time for her to perform afterwards, her microphone malfunctioned. Some in the crowd grew impatient and began booing, and Lavigne let a few profanities fly in response to the technical difficulties, TMZ reports.

She noted that malfunctions are common at concerts, especially those that take place in baseball stadiums.

The Rays issued this statement, in response to the incident:

"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."

Lavigne is currently preparing for a European tour in September.

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