Barack Obama approves David Ortiz dropping the ‘F’ bomb, calls it ‘proud’ moment

When David Ortiz took the microphone at Fenway Park in April 2013 toaddre sthe Fenway Park faithful about the recent Boston Marathon bombings, theRed Sox sluggerdid nothold back, proudly proclaiming, “This is our f—— city.”While sitting in with the ESPNbroadcast crew during Tuesday’s Tampa Bay Rays-Cuban National Team exhibition atEstadio Lationoamericano inHavana, Cuba, President Barack Obamasaid the moment, combined with how people inBoston responded after the attack, was one his proudest moments in eight years as president.MORE: Presidential sports moments|Obama in Cuba: Change is coming “One of my proudest moments as president was watching Boston respond after the marathon (attack) and when Ortiz went out and said, probably the only time that America didn’t have a problem with cursing on live TV, when he talked about how strong Boston was and was not going to be intimidated,” Obama said.”And that is the kind of resilience and the kind of strength that we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists.” ESPN commentatorKarl Ravech also asked Obama ifthere was any consideration given to not playing the Rays-Cuban National Teamgame in light of the recentterrorist attacks inBru sels.”It’s always a challenge when you’ve got a terrorist attack anywhere in the world, particularly in this age of 24-7 news coverage, you want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation,” Obama said. “But the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives and one of my most powerful memories.”