Longtime baseball announcer Thom Brennaman provided an apology throughout Wednesday's broadcast of a Cincinnati Reds sport after a sizzling mic caught him utilizing a homophobic slur.
Brennaman, who works as a play-by-play announcer for the Reds for Fox Sports activities Ohio, was overheard throughout Wednesday's Reds sport referring to "one of many f-g capitals of the world," utilizing a three-letter homosexual slur. (Brennaman apparently didn’t know he was stay on air on the time.)
TO UPDATE: Brennaman has been suspended. "The Cincinnati Reds group is devastated by the horrible and homophobic remark made tonight by announcer Thom Brennaman," the staff stated in an announcement. “By no means does this incident symbolize our gamers, coaches, group or our followers. We share our sincerest apologies to the LGBTQ + neighborhood in Cincinnati, Kansas Metropolis, all through this nation and past. "
Later within the broadcast, Brennaman apologized: "I'm actually, actually sorry. I take delight in myself and take into account myself a person of religion … I don't know if I'm going to put on these headphones once more." He then apologized "for the individuals who signal my paycheck, for the Reds, for Fox Sports activities Ohio, for the individuals I work with, for everybody that I've offended right here tonight. I can't start to inform you how sorry I’m. That's not who I’m. It by no means has been, and I'd wish to suppose that perhaps I might have some individuals who might again that up. I'm actually, actually sorry and I apologize. "
Brennaman then left the published, changed by fellow broadcaster Jim Day. Brennaman is a veteran sportscaster with many years of expertise, having lined Fox's nationwide broadcasts of the NFL, MLB, and faculty soccer video games earlier than transferring to Fox Sports activities Ohio to cowl the Reds full time.