Thom Brennaman(Cincinnati Reds/FOX Sports) Broadcaster responds to apparent Homophobic Slur he made while LIVE on air(Announcer has been Suspended)

Posted by Andy Durham on August 20, 2020 at 12:23 am under Photos, Professional, Video | 3 Comments to Read

Thom Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds/FOX Sports broadcaster, made a homophobic slur while broadcasting a Cincinnati Reds baseball game on Wednesday night…Brennaman made the comment while on the air, and he stopped talking baseball during the broadcast, apologized, and then abruptly left the baseball broadcast, and turned broadcasting the game over to his broadcast partner, Jim Day…

CLICK ON BELOW, and listen to Thom Brennaman, as he apologizes, and leaves the baseball broadcast…This will be like something you have never seen, or heard before….Brennaman says this could be his last Cincinnati Reds broadcast ever, and he may never be broadcasting for FOX Sports again….

CLICK ON BELOW for the Thom Brennaman comment…Sounds like he is saying the game being brought to you by Ray Sinclair Roofing, and then Brennaman makes a remark about one of the xxx(Homophobic Slur) Capitals of the World…See what you can make out of it….I just can not figure why he would say something like this. It doesn’t make any sense at all…Can’t figure this one out…Again Click On, and see what you think, and what you are hearing…Never before in my lifetime…On a sports radio broadcast???

from ESPN.com:www.espn.com

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has been suspended from working Cincinnati’s games after using an anti-gay slur on air Wednesday night, prompting the team to apologize for the “horrific, homophobic remark.”

Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio feed returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City. Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. He later apologized.

The Reds took Brennaman off the broadcast in the fifth inning of the second game.

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

The son of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, Thom, 56, has called major league games for 33 years and has been with Fox Sports for the past 27, covering primarily baseball and football.


  • Andy Durham said,

    from YAHOO Sports!

    In an apparent hot mic moment, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught uttering an anti-gay slur between innings on Wednesday. Less than two hours later, he was apologizing and exiting the booth.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Thom Brennaman is the son of longtime Reds play-by-play man Marty Brennaman, who will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame next summer.

    Following the game and the announcement of Thom Brennaman’s suspension, Marty Brennaman told the Cincinnati Enquirer the comments were not reflective of his son’s character.

    “As a dad I hurt for him,” Marty Brennaman said late Wednesday night. “What he said is not a reflection of who Thom Brennaman is. I know that’s not him. But I also feel terrible for the people the comment offended.”

  • Andy Durham said,

    Thom Brennaman will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast.

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