Reds remove broadcaster Brennaman due to gay slur

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman may have lost his job. He is in a lot of trouble right now.

During Wednesday’s broadcast before the Reds game against the Kansas City Royals, he used a gay slur. During a hot mic following a commercial, the insensitive comments came out of his mouth.

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“One of the fag capitals of the world,” Brennaman said. “Reds Live, the pregame show, presented by Ray St. Clair Roofing.”

During the middle of the 4-0 loss to the Royals, Brennaman was removed from the game. His job is likely on the line, as he made insensitive comments.

Brennaman began to apology before a home run happened mid apology.

“As [Greg] Holland takes over on the mound, 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 that I am so very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith, as there’s a drive into deep left field by [Nick] Castellanos, that will be a home run, and so that will make it a 4-0 ballgame.”

“I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again, I don’t know if it’s going to be for the Reds, I don’t know if it’s going to be for my bosses at Fox. I want to apologize to the people who sign my paycheck, for the Reds, for Fox Sports Ohio, for the people I work with, for anybody I’ve offended here tonight. I can’t begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am. That is not who I am, it never has been, and I’d like to think I could have some people, maybe, that could back that up. I am very, very sorry, and I beg for your forgiveness. Jim Day will take you the rest of the way home.”

Brennaman said the slur during the first game of a doubleheader.

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