Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman uttered an offensive, homophobic slur while calling the Reds game Wednesday … apparently not realizing his microphone was on.
Brennaman — who was announcing a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals — was heard referring to a city as “one of the f** capitals of the world.”
Longtime Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic saying “one of the fag capitals of the world.” He is currently announcing the second game of the Reds’ doubleheader against Kansas City. pic.twitter.com/Uwz07eRIKv
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 20, 2020
Seconds later he snapped back into announcer mode and read a promo for the Reds Live Pregame Show … as if nothing had happened.
But, viewers were SHOCKED … and the clip went viral on social media in a matter of minutes.
56-year-old Brennaman has been calling MLB games since the ’90s and has been the featured play-by-play broadcaster for major events like the BCS National Championship Game, the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the 2008 Sugar Bowl … even the 2011 Pro Bowl.
He’s been working with the Reds since 2006.
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Originally Published — 5:53 PM PT