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Sports Reds say broadcaster Brennaman resigns after anti-gay slur

04:10  26 september  2020
04:10  26 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Cincinnati Reds Announcer Thom Brennaman Resigns After On-Air Homophobic Slur

  Cincinnati Reds Announcer Thom Brennaman Resigns After On-Air Homophobic Slur Play-by-play announced Thom Brennaman has resigned from his position with the Cincinnati Reds after being caught using a homophobic slur on air last month. "My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds," Brennaman told WCPO Ohio in a written statement. "I would like to thank the Reds, Reds fans and the LGBTQ Community for the incredible support and grace they have shown my family and me." Brennaman was suspended last month after he was caught using the slur on a hot mic during an Aug. 19 broadcast.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti - gay slur on air last month. Brennaman used the slur moments

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned , according to CNN affiliate WCPO. He had been suspended by the team after he uttered an anti - gay slur on air last Brennaman was heard saying , "One of the f*g capitals of the world," during a Fox Sports Ohio broadcast last month.

Thom Brennaman sitting at a table using a laptop © Provided by The Canadian Press

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti-gay slur on air last month.

Brennaman used the slur moments after the feed from the Fox Sports Ohio telecast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City on Aug. 19.

Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. He later apologized.

Reds broadcaster resigns amid suspension following anti-gay slur

  Reds broadcaster resigns amid suspension following anti-gay slur Suspended Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman resigned from his position after uttering an anti-gay slur during a live broadcast in mid-August. "My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds," Brennaman said in a statement obtained by Evan Millward of WCPO. "I would like to thank the Reds, Reds fans, and the LGBTQ community for the incredible support and grace they have shown my family and me."He added: "I have been in this profession that I love for 33 years. It is my hope and intention to return.

The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti - gay slur on air last month. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds ' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say team broadcaster Thom Brennaman has resigned following his use of an anti - gay slur on air last month. Brennaman used the slur moments after the feed from the Fox Sports Ohio telecast returned from a commercial break before the top of the

The 57-year-old was taken off the air before the fifth inning of the second game.

“The Reds respect Thom Brennaman's decision to step away from the broadcast booth and applaud his heartfelt efforts of reconciliation with the LGBTQ+ community,” Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in a statement. “The Brennaman family has been an intrinsic part of the Reds history for nearly fifty years. We sincerely thank Thom for bringing the excitement of Reds baseball to millions of fans during his years in the booth.”

The son of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, Thom has called major league games for 33 years and has been with Fox Sports for the past 27, covering primarily baseball and football.

Fox Sports had already said that Brennaman wouldn't call NFL games because of the slur.

Fox issued a statement on Aug. 20 that said “we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.” The network also said Brennaman’s remarks were “abhorrent, unacceptable, and not representative of the values of Fox Sports.”

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