Editor's note: Video above is not bleeped. Originally posted at 2:42 p.m. June 16, 2014. Edited with new details.
Mayor Eric Garcetti was a little overly enthusiastic during today's rally celebrating the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup victory, dropping an F-bomb while addressing thousands of fans at Staples Center, on live television.
Garcetti, wearing a Kings jersey, stood at the microphone on the Staples Center ice, and told the crowd there are a few rules in politics.
"They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear, but this is a big (expletive) day," Garcetti said, drawing a roar from the crowd and laughs and applause from the Kings players.
And just to show that the off-color language was no mistake, the mayor's office then posted on Twitter, "There are a few rules in politics, one is never swear, but this is a #BFD."
Following the mayor at the microphone, former player and now Kings president of business operations Luc Robitaille poked fun at Garcetti, saying, "Well, we told our players not to cuss. Thanks."
The rally was being televised live on Fox Sports West, and a commentator apologized to viewers after the network failed to censor the offending word.
During an appearance on the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" later today Garcetti said, "I got a little ahead of myself... You gotta remember, we didn't win at lawn bowling. We won in hockey. Kids out there, do not say what your mayor said today."
--City News Service
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