LA Mayor Drops F-Bomb at Kings Rally

NYC's de Blasio sings 'I Love LA' over lost bet
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2014 12:06 AM CDT

There are two major rules for politicians, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told a rally for the Stanley Cup-winning LA Kings yesterday. "They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f--king day—way to go guys," he said, raising a Bud Light bottle. The mayor got a huge cheer, though some critics called his remarks "immature" and "classless" and Fox apologized to viewers, CBS reports. "Well, we told our players not to cuss. Thanks," quipped Kings' chief of business operations Luc Robitaille, the next speaker at the rally.

When he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live a few hours later, Garcetti said, "I got a little ahead of myself," reports the LA Times. "You gotta remember, we didn't win at lawn bowling. We won in hockey," the mayor said. "Kids out there, do not say what your mayor said today." If the Kings had lost the series to the New York Rangers, Garcetti would have had to sing "New York, New York" on Kimmel's show, but since Garcetti won the wager, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sang "I Love LA," accompanied by members of the 52nd Street Project student chorus. "We New Yorkers honor our bets, but I don't have that great a singing voice," the mayor said afterward. (More Eric Garcetti stories.)

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