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Obama's baseball joke met with boos

June 26, 2012 - Washington

President Barack Obama, speaking to what was supposed to be a crowd of avid supporters, elicited several seconds of loud boos.

At a fundraiser on Monday in Boston, the president thanked the infamously sports-crazy city for trading Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis to his favourite Chicago White Sox.

"Finally, Boston I just want to say - Thank you for Youkilis," the Politico quoted him as saying.

"I'm just saying, he had to change the color of his sox-ha, ha," he said.

But after the audience outcry, he quickly added, "I didn't think I'd get any boos out of here... You've got to know your crowd."

Then, from the crowd, a woman yelled, "We still love you!"


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