The renowned Baseball sports announcer Thom Brennaman got suspended for saying a cuss word during a Cincinnati Reds Game on August 20. While announcing the game, he said the word “f*g” which ultimately got him removed from the position after the internet people canceled him. Check out who he is and what did Thom Brennaman say (Reds Announcer)?
Thom realized his mistake later on and apologized to the entire audience. He was “deeply ashamed” for using racist comments.
But the damage had already been done, as the internet cancelled Brennaman on Twitter. As of now, he has been suspended until further notice. A little information about him first.
Thom Brennaman – Veteran Sports Commentator
Thom Brennaman, 56, the son of worldwide famous and Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, had been serving as a sports commentator for over 30 years until recently.
With 33 years of experience in the industry, Thom has called major league games and managed to attract a huge audience.
The same audience disliked his homophobic comment during the live game of Cincinnati Reds. Check what did Thom Brennaman say?
What Did Thom Brennaman (Reds Announcer) Say? [VIDEO] & How did he got suspended?
During the 7th inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City, Thom Brennaman said “one of the f*g capitals of the world” into the mic. He did not confirm the reason for saying it yet, whether he said it by mistake or intentionally or the mic was left on active mode. Watch the entire video.
The mic caught his voice right after the broadcasting channel Fox Sports Ohio went live after an advertisement break.
The clip went viral on social media and everybody started asking for the resignation/suspension of Brennaman from the position of Reds Announcer.
How Did He Respond?
Yes, Thom did apologize during the same live session and said his comment “went out over the air.” He said, “I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of.”
He also sent an apology letter via Steinlight Media which read, “I would like to sincerely apologize for the inappropriate comments I made during last night’s telecast. I made a terrible mistake.”
Cincinnati Reds Reaction to Thom’s Suspension & Racial Comment
The team responded with utmost gratification and acknowledged the mistake its announcer had made on air. The Reds released the following statement.
The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark made this evening by broadcaster Thom Brennaman.
He was pulled off the air, and effective immediately was suspended from doing Reds broadcasts. We will be addressing our broadcasting team in the coming days.
In no way does this incident represent our players, coaches, organization, or our fans.
The Reds have also apologized to the LGBTQ+ community in “Kansas City, all across this country, and beyond.” The prime players of the game – Reds, said they follow a “zero-tolerance policy for bias and discrimination of any kind,” and they are “sorry” to anyone who got affected by the comment Brennaman made.
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