Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a rally to celebrate the Los Angeles Kings winning the 2014 Stanley Cup at Staples Center. / Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports

Monday was a big (expletive) day for Los Angeles. The mayor said so.

At a celebration for his city's win in the Stanley Cup hockey championship, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped the f-bomb in a speech before 19,000 cheering Kings fans and TV cameras.

"There are two rules in politics," Garcetti said. "They say never ever be pictured with a drink in your hand. And never ever swear."

Then he added: "But this is a big (expletive) day. Way to go, guys."

The Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years a few days earlier against the New York Rangers.

The official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Mayor's Office repeated the mayor's statement in a tweet, using the hashtag #BFD.

Immediately, Garcetti's remarks started trending on Twitter - with mixed reactions.

Some expressed disappointment, with one tweeter saying, "Expect a higher level of classiness."

Others gave compliments to the usually mild-mannered mayor.

Later on Monday, Garcetti appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I got a little ahead of myself. ? You gotta remember, we didn't win at lawn bowling. We won in hockey," the mayor told Kimmel.

Garcetti added, "Kids out there, do not say what your mayor said today."

Contributing: The Associated Press



Copyright 2014USAToday

Read the original story: L.A. mayor drops f-bomb at Kings victory celebration

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

THU
23
FRI
24
SAT
25
SUN
26
MON
27
TUE
28
WED
29

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX