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Friday, September 25, 2020

Thom Brennaman resigns as Reds broadcaster

Over a month after he used a homophobic slur on the air during a Fox Sports Ohio Reds broadcast, Thom Brennaman is resigning as the Reds play-by-play broadcaster.

Brennaman had been suspended since the incident, while also losing his Fox NFL assignments. He was also criticized for his apology after, wherein he claimed to have no knowledge of how hateful the word is. Brennaman also maintained his claim that he never used the word before, a difficult assertion to take seriously considering how easily he tossed it off into a hot mic.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 25, 2020 at 03:52 PM | 42 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Cincinnati Reds suspend broadcaster Thom Brennaman after he uttered anti-gay slur on air

The Cincinnati Reds have announced the suspension of a broadcaster after he uttered an anti-gay slur on the air Wednesday.

Play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman could be heard saying on the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast, “One of the f*g capitals of the world,” before then resuming his on-air duties. It’s unknown what led to that remark and the context behind it.
Steinlight Media released a statement on Brennaman’s behalf.
“I would like to sincerely apologize for the inappropriate comments I made during last night’s telecast. I made a terrible mistake. To the LGBTQ community, and all people I have hurt or offended, from the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry. I respectfully ask for your grace and forgiveness,” the statement said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 20, 2020 at 08:09 AM | 217 comment(s)
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