David Ortiz has message for Boston: 'Stay together and continue fighting'

Scott McLaughlin
April 07, 2020 - 2:18 pm
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David Ortiz famously rallied Boston after the 2013 Marathon bombings with his "This is our (expletive) city" speech. This won't end up quite as famous, but Ortiz offered a message of support to the city once again on Tuesday in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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"I know we are going through some tough times right now, but I want to let you know how much I love and respect you," Ortiz said in a video posted to the Red Sox' Twitter account.

Ortiz then thanked first responders and hospital workers for their heroic efforts during this crisis before closing with a message of hope.

"This is our city and we’ve got to stay strong so we can go back and do the things that we love doing. Stay together. Stay together and continue fighting. We’re going to get through this. We’re going to get through this. I know we’re going to get through this. God bless you, Boston."

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