MLB Announcer Yanked Off The Air Midgame After Hot Mic Catches Homophobic Slur

Written by on August 19, 2020

Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman was changed midgame after he was caught on a scorching mic utilizing a homophobic slur. 

Brennaman was broadcasting a double-header between the Reds and Kansas Metropolis Royals when he was caught on mic referring to some unspecified metropolis as “one of many fag capitals of the world.” 

The feedback rapidly unfold on social media:

He tried an ungainly apology in the midst of the second sport ― one made even stranger by the truth that he was attempting to name a house run by a Reds’ participant on the similar time, and introduced he was leaving the sales space. Earlier than turning over the published to a colleague, he mentioned, “I’m very, very sorry, and I encourage your forgiveness.“ Right here is his apology:

Broadcaster Jim Day took over to complete the sport.

“You’re an excellent man, accomplice,” Day mentioned. “Hold in there.”

It’s not clear but whether or not Brennaman had been fired, suspended or will face another type of self-discipline.

He’s the son of Reds’ broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who did play-by-play for the staff for greater than 40 years, retiring close to the tip of the 2019 season. Thom Brennaman, 56, adopted in his father’s footsteps as a sports activities announcer shortly after graduating from school. Together with a give attention to baseball, he has referred to as school soccer and school basketball for Fox. He has been one of many Reds’ play-by-play announcers because the 2007 season. 

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