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Cincinnati Reds Announcer Slur

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman used an anti - gay slur on air during the Cincinnati game Wednesday night and later left the broadcast after apologizing. Brennaman used a slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio feed returned from commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City. He did not seem to realize he was already on air when the microphone caught him saying one of the famous capitals of the world in reference to an unknown location. The 56 - year - old Brennaman remained on air in the second game until the top of the fifth inning, when he spoke directly to the camera before handing off play - by - play duties: Brennaman paused during his remarks to announce a home run by Cincinnati's Nick Castellanos. Major League Baseball was aware of the incident but did not have immediate comment. In a statement late Wednesday night, Reds said they were devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark, adding Brennaman was pulled off air, and effective immediately was suspended from doing Reds broadcasts. Reds reliever Amir Garrett tweeted about Brennaman's words shortly after the end of the second game: " LGBTQ community, just know I am with you, and whoever is against you, is against me, he write. I am sorry for what was said today. Brennaman and Reds announcers were working from Great American Ball Park in CINCINNATI, even though the doubleheader against the Royals was in Kansas City. Remote broadcasts have become the norm in baseball this year because of coronavirus protocols. The son of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, Thom has called major League games for 33 years and has been with Fox Sports for the past 27, covering primarily baseball and football. I ca begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am, Brennaman say. That is not who I am and never has been. I like to think maybe I could have some people who can back that up. I am very, very sorry and I beg for your forgiveness. Broadcast partner Chris Welsh told Brennaman: Youre good man, partner. Hang in there. I made a comment earlier tonight, that I guess go out over air, that I am deeply ashamed of. If I have hurt anyone out there, I ca tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart that I am very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith, as there is drive into deep left field by Castellanos. It will be a home run, and so that will make it a 4 - 0 ballgame. I dont know if I am going to put on this headset again. I dont know if it is going to be for the Reds, I dont know if it's going to be for my bosses at Fox. I want to apologize to people who sign my paycheck, to the Reds, to Fox Sports Ohio, to people I work with, to anybody that Ive offended here tonight.

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The Apology

Brennaman did fully own up to his words. He say, that is not who I am. It has never been, It was, however, who he was only hours before his apology. He said it on that very day. Maybe it not who he was on air until that day, but it telling host speak slur when he was at work, too. Thinking he was on air or not, he said it at his office, his place of work, most likely to someone he was working with at the time. You know it is bad when someone, within a week, has to apologize twice and, essentially, apologize for their apology too. Brennaman did just that when he wrote in the Cincinnati Enquirer opinion column: Hopefully, Brennaman has learnt his lesson, and others will learn from it as well.

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