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Reds Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Uses Anti-LGBTQ Slur on Air, Suspended Indefinitely

Reds Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Uses Anti-LGBTQ Slur on Air, Suspended Indefinitely

Reds play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic using an anti-LGBTQ slur during Wednesday’s Reds doubleheader vs. the Royals.

In a clip that circulated on social media, Brennaman says, “One of the [anti-LGBTQ slur] capitals of the world” prior to previewing the second game in Wednesday’s doubleheader.

The incident occurred as the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning in the first game of the doubleheader.

Brennaman remained on air for the start of the second game, but he was removed mid-game from the broadcast. The Reds later released a statement apologizing for Brennaman’s comments, and said the announcer has been suspended indefinitely.

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