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Thom Brennaman may very well have destroyed his career last month when he uttered gay slur on air, and there are many who would be just fine with never hearing from the CINCINNATI Reds broadcaster again. Believe me, I know there are a lot of people who are still very angry and I understand that, Brennaman told the Post on Monday in his first interview since the incident. Nowadays, 56-year-old is in the middle of an apology tour that has drawn skepticism about its sincerity. One stop was to have lunch with Evan Millward, gay newscaster in CINCINNATI. Dont be a pawn, Millward said he told himself before meeting with Brennaman little more than two weeks ago. It was pretty clear to me early on that he was not using me, WCPO 9 anchor told the Post. Millward, 31, and Ryan Messer, 47-year-old leading LGBTQ activist in CINCINNATI, are treating Brennaman as a reclamation project, hoping man who has called Reds games since 2007 eventually will be able to serve as ally to the LGBTQ community by teaching others how hateful the word is. It just word to straight people, said Messer, who has called on the Reds to reinstate Brennaman from suspension. To gay people, it is charge word. That word is a toolkit of weapons that people use to make someone feel less than themselves. It only used to degrade someone. Of course, you should know its wrong, but you ca assume they understand everything else packed into that word. When Fox Sports Ohio came out of commercial break during that Aug. 19 game, Brennaman say, One of f-capitals of the world. It wasnt clear which area he was referring to. Then he read a promotion for a network pregame show. I have never used that word in my life, Brennaman said emphatically. If he used it then, he used it before, Messer say. But if we dont open dialogue to help explain, how do we learn and grow from it? And that is where my whole perspective come, and I am willing to make sure he understands that, which is why he is coming to my house on Saturday to meet my family, my husband and four kids. A shocking moment occurred at the end of the first game of a doubleheader in Kansas City. It wasnt until about two hours later, in the fifth inning of Game 2, that Brennaman issued an awkward on-air apology that included interruption to call home run, and then, after apparently realizing the impact of what he had say, add, I did know if I was going to be putting on this headset again. Brennaman said he could remember the context surrounding the slur. Everything happens so fast, he say. And I watching literally everything fall apart at seams while trying to announce baseball game. I couldnt even tell you what happen, where it came from. Look, I say it is all that matters.

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Who is Thom Brennaman?

Cincinnati Reds and FOX Sports broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught in hot mic last month using gay slur during Reds broadcast in their game at Kansas City Royals. Brennaman was indefinitely suspended from doing Reds broadcasts and was removed from FOX NFL coverage for the 2020 season. Brennaman offered an apology on the night of the incident, but has now spoken publicly in an interview with Mark Fischer of New York Post. It is the first time hes offered public comments since his on-air apology. Believe me, I know there are a lot of people who are still very angry and I understand that, Brennaman told the Post on Monday. Obviously not broadcasting during this time, Brennaman made a stop to have lunch with Evan Millward, gay Cincinnati newscaster. It was pretty clear to me early on that he was not using me, WCPO 9 anchor told the Post. It just a word to straight people, Messer say, who has called on the Reds to reinstate Brennaman from suspension. To gay people, it is charge word. That word is a toolkit of weapons that people use to make someone feel less than themselves. It only used to degrade someone. Of course, you should know its wrong, but you ca assume they understand everything else packed into that word. During his chat with Post, Brennaman reflected on his comment. He insisted that he had never used that word before. I have never used that word in my life, Brennaman said emphatically. The 56-year-old Brennaman also recalled what happened in the aftermath of his comments. Everything happens so fast, he say. And I watching literally everything fall apart at seams while trying to announce baseball game. I couldnt even tell you what happen, where it came from. Look, I say it is all that matters. The rest of it is irrelevant. I say it. And I own it. And I am one who has to live with it. He also revealed that hes spoken with LGBTQ groups across the country. He said theyve been forgiving. The realization of the incredible hurt that Ive cause using that word has been breathtaking, Brennaman say. Its been an absolutely amazing amount of grace and forgiveness and support. Back when incident occurred on Aug. 19, Reds issued a statement apologizing for the remark. The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by a horrific, homophobic remark made this evening by broadcaster Thom Brennaman. He was pulled off air, effective immediately was suspended from doing Reds broadcasts. We will be addressing our broadcasting team in coming days. In no way does this incident represent our players, coaches, organization, or our fans. We share our sincerest apologies to the LGBTQ + community in Cincinnati, Kansas City, all across this country, and beyond. The Reds embrace a zero-tolerance policy for bias or discrimination of any kind, and we are truly sorry to anyone who has been offend.

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Did the Reds respond?

Fox Sports Ohio Play-by-Play broadcaster Thom Brennaman revealed himself to be comfortable using homophobic language, torpedoed his career, and delivered what might have been the most somber home run call ever, all in the span of a few hours during Wednesday's doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals. The slur in question came out of Brennamans mouth during the first game of that doubleheader. The announcer, who believed his mic was off, referred to somewhere as one of fag capitals of the world. After a four-second pause, he then read the promo for the Reds ' pregame show. As Brennaman words spread across Twitter, he instantly became pariah, and yet, Fox Sports Ohio kept him on air for the night game, like nothing of note had happened in the Reds ' 4-0 Game 1 loss. In fifth inning of Game 2, Brennaman acknowledged reality, issuing an apology before his colleague Jim Day took over in the booth. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith, Brennaman say, just as Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos hit a long blast to left field, in the direction of the billboard advertising judgment-free zone. What followed was one of the most surreal moments in sports broadcasting history. Brennaman knows that what hes does is bigger than game, and he understands that he is supposed to sound sincere. But when Castellanos let one rip, he ca resist doing his job. By Thursday, Reds had suspended Brennaman indefinitely from doing team broadcasts. Fox Sports also said it would remove him from his job calling NFL games for the network this season. Midapology home run call wasnt only off-putting thing about Brennamans mea culpa. He delivers those words with the gravitas of a sports broadcaster who knows something has gone terribly wrong; the same voice he used for players who suffer serious injury. But announcers transparently insincere statement didnt match his tone. Brennaman starts off by saying that hes man of faith, which has no relevance as to whether he would say something bigoted and homophobic. He then says he wanted to apologize to those who employ him and pay him money, then add, that is not who I am, sentence that is clearly false given that he said slur only a couple of hours before. Then come plea for someone else to defend hima desperate attempt to convince everyone, again, that guy wed just heard on air isnt the real Thom Brennaman. The badness of Brennaman apology is a bit surprising considering that it is possible no one in his profession has had more experience making or listening to apologies. In 2002, Brennaman, who was then calling games for the Arizona Diamondbacks, apologized on air after calling for D-backs Tony Womack to be bench. For me to suggest that guy ought to be on the bench is not my job, Brennaman said at the time to Arizona Republic.

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