Yup, it is that serious.
As the San Francisco Giants aim to capture their third World Series trophy in five years, two radio stations in the Bay area are banning Lorde’s song, “Royals.”
While the relation between Lorde’s song and the team name of San Francisco’s Fall Classic opponents, Kansas City, may seem coincidental, the New Zealand-born singer’s inspiration for the song did indeed come from Royals legend George Brett.
In turn, though, Kansas City’s 99.7 “The Point” station decided they will play the song every hour between 7 am and 7 pm on Tuesday, the opening day of the World Series.
A message on The Point’s Facebook page said:
Sorry to our sister station, 96.5 KOIT San Francisco…
You might try to stop the #Royals on your airwaves…but we’ll just pump ‘em up!
The World Series will take off at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.