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There are a lot of Lorde haters. The New Zealand pop star’s ascent has been rapid, and with all the positive attention has come plenty of negative. Now, in one city, she’s banned from local radio, but the reason is not what you might expect. The reason is baseball.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants will kick off their World Series battle against the Kansas City Royals, and two local San Francisco radio stations are showing their loyalty by banning Lorde’s hit “Royals” from the radio.

KFOG Radio wrote on Facebook: “No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a “Royals”-free zone. We’re sure you understand.”

KOIT Radio followed suit after fans complained. “We’ve had several emails and social media comments stating that we should remove ‘Royals’ by Lorde until the San Francisco Giants win the World Series,” Program Director Brian Figula explained. “Our listeners told us to do it, so we did it! As of 4 p.m. today we’ve removed Lorde – ‘Royals’ from the our playlist until the end of the World Series. Go Giants, beat the Royals! You are in a #Royals free-zone.”

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