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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Martin O’Malley wished the Ravens luck as they enter the playoffs and announced “Purple Friday” for state employees.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff run for four years in a row,” said O’Malley. “Purple fever has taken over our communities and we are looking forward to celebrating the Ravens’ continued success in the playoffs as they go on to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy.”

O’Malley announced that Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 will be “Purple Friday” for all state employees, where employees will be allowed to dress down in support of the Ravens and wear their team gear to work. The Governor also requested that the 6 St. Paul State office building in Baltimore be lit purple starting now and Government House be illuminated in purple starting next Friday.

The Maryland.gov,  Governor , Lt. Governor and First Lady’s web sites are also draped in Ravens purple to honor the team and show the state’s support in their quest for the Super Bowl. 

The AFC North Champion Baltimore Ravens are in their fourth straight year in the playoffs, enjoying a first round bye as the number two seed in the AFC. They will face the winner of this Saturday’s games in the NFL playoffs next Sunday.

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