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Longtime Reds baseball and Fox Sports NFL play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic during tonight’s Reds telecast saying “one of the fag capitals of the world”:
Thom Brennaman surprises absolutely nobody pic.twitter.com/kZBWk1gxRJ
— ¡JONRONAZO! (@JV__19) August 19, 2020
Later in the broadcast, Brennaman apologized and left the booth:
Thom Brennaman apologized on-air and handed the broadcast off pic.twitter.com/fMXMmQz7Kd
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) August 20, 2020
“I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of,” Brennaman said. “If I have hurt anyone out there I can’t tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart I’m so very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith. I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again.”
We’ll see where this goes from here.
Update: Brennaman has been suspended by the Reds.