According to Jeff Passan, an MLB insider for ESPN, Brennaman was caught on a hot mic saying, “one of the (expletive) capitals of the world” while broadcasting during the Reds’ game against Kansas City.
Brennaman continued to announce the second game in a doubleheader against Kansas City Wednesday.
Later in the game, Brennaman apologized and said he prides himself on being a man of faith. Brennaman also said he doesn’t know if he will have a job.
“I don’t know if I will be putting on this headset again,” he said.
Brennaman issued another apology to anyone who was offended.
“I’m very, very sorry and beg for your forgiveness,” he said.
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Thom Brennaman replaced by Jim Day after using a slur on air
Thom Brennaman apologizes and then left the game in the top of the 5th inning and was replaced by Jim Day on the broadcast.
Cincinnati city council member Chris Seelbach disapproved of Brennaman’s actions on Twitter saying: “The Brennaman family are Cincinnati sports icons with a powerful voice in our community, which makes it even more disgusting and totally unprofessional to hear such language used. The Reds have been proud supporters of their LGBTQ+ fans, and this language cannot be tolerated. Period. Cincinnati is leading the way for LGBTQ+ equality. We are on the right side of history and it’s incredibly disappointing to hear Mr. Brennaman use such language of hate when our country is begging for unity.”