Reds suspend broadcaster Thom Brennaman for insensitive comment

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Cincinnati Reds have suspended broadcaster Thom Brennaman early Thursday morning. During Wednesday’s doubleheader, Brennaman made an insensitive comment. 

After coming back from a commercial, the mic was hot and live. He then made a gay slur. 

Baseball
Baseball (Photo by Pixabay)

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

The Reds removed Brennaman from the game. He is now suspended for the foreseeable future. At this time, it appears that he’s still employed by the team, as he was not fired. 

“The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark made this evening by broadcaster Thom Brennaman,” the Reds said in a statement. “He was pulled off the air, and effective immediately 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.

“We share our sincerest apologies to the LGBTQ+ community in Cincinnati, Kansas City, all across this country, and beyond. The Reds embrace a zero-tolerance policy for bias or discrimination of any kind, and we are truly sorry to anyone, who has been offended.”

Brennaman is the son of legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman, who is in the Hall of Fame. The younger Brennaman has been calling Major League Baseball games for the past 33-years, including the last 14 seasons on Reds Radio and TV broadcasts.

He has also been employed by Fox Sports for the past 27 seasons for Baseball and Football.

Report a Typo or Correction

Copyright © 2007-2020. The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved.

All information contained in this Digital Publication are copyright by The Capital Sports Report, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Your use of our work does not constitute any right or license for you to use our trademarks, without the prior written permission of The Capital Sports Report. Our Content, as found within our Website, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights laws. The copying, redistribution, or use of our publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.

The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.