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CMU Beef Of The Week #65: Avril Lavigne v The Tampa Bay Rays

By | Published on Friday 3 June 2011

Avril Lavigne

A baseball club in Florida has apologised after it hosted a gig by that pesky Avril Lavigne who then launched into a four letter word tirade after sound problems dogged her set.

The internet seems to be devoid of any footage of said tirade, despite there being several videos of other parts of her performance at the Tampa Bay Rays baseball ground last weekend, which is no fun at all. Let’s assume it went something like “oh, for doodies sake, the darn sound at this bloomin baseball park is just not flippin good enough, I tell you”.

Actually, I’m not sure the outburst was quite as OTT as some reports have suggested, and there is footage of Lavigne voluntarily apologising for her language at the end of her set, but they don’t like even a handful of ‘fucks’ in Florida, it seems.

Owners of the baseball team said they were “extremely disappointed” with little Avril, adding in a statement: “The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers, and we are extremely disappointed… It is not consistent with the atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for”.