Less than 24 hours after the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody, the Red Sox hosted a very memorable pre-game tribute to the victims, authorities and heroes that emerged over the past week. During the ceremony at Fenway Park, the legendary Red Sox designated hitter David Oritz — better known as Big Papi — took the field with an uplifting message that will certainly go down in history: “This is our f*cking city, and nobody is gonna dictate our freedom.”

Yes, Big Papi dropped the f-bomb on live television, likely to the chagrin of NESN producers, the FCC and parents with small children in the crowd at Fenway. But let’s be honest — we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Watch Big Papi’s “This is our f*cking city” speech in the video below.

UPDATE: Here’s the FCC’s response:

 

Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and countless law enforcement professionals attended the ceremonies, which included a moment of silence to those who lost their lives this week. The tribute also included a moving rendition of the National Anthem, which you can watch here. The entire stadium chimed in to sing the Star Spangled Banner with lyrics that have taken on a whole new meaning since Monday’s Patriots’ Day.

Showing their Boston pride, the Red Sox players are sporting new whites at their home game in Fenway on Saturday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals. The jerseys read “Boston” on the front, rather than the standard “Red Sox.” The team said that the special jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit The One Fund Boston, supporting bombing victims and their families.

Last night, baseball fans across the nation paid tribute to Boston, erupting in cheers and chanting “USA! USA!” when they heard the news that suspect no. 2 had been apprehended. Check out the video here.

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