WARNING: OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 20, 2020
How long before people in front of live mics realize that they should not say anything that they don’t want everyone to hear? Thom Brennaman made that comment as they were coming back from a commercial break, and then immediately went through his :60 CYA apology. Look, people say stuff all the time that they don’t really mean, like wedding vows, but c’mon man! There’s a time and place to say the things that you KNOW you don’t want anyone else to hear, and in front of a mic is not that time or place.
Thom is the son of Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman and has called Major League games for 33 years and has been with Fox Sports for the past 27, covering primarily baseball and football. Now Thom is suspsned
The Cincinnati Reds released an official statement regarding the incident
“The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic remark made this evening by broadcaster Thom Brennaman. 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.”