Reds Announcer
Thom Brennaman Drops Homophobic Slur
… Caught On Hot Mic

8/19/2020 6:38 PM PT

Breaking News

6:32 PM PT — Brennaman just apologized for his language on-air while calling a home run at the same time.


During his apology, Brenneman acknowledged he’ll probably be fired for the incident — saying, “I don’t know if I’m gonna be putting on this headset again.”

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.

— 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.

Story developing …

Originally Published — 5:53 PM PT

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