Reds suspend broadcaster Thom Brennaman for anti-gay slur
The Cincinnati Reds have suspended television broadcaster Thom Brennaman for using an anti-gay slur while on the air Wednesday. Sam Greene/Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Reds suspend broadcaster Thom Brennaman for anti-gay slur

The Cincinnati Reds have suspended television broadcaster Thom Brennaman for using an anti-gay slur while on the air during Wednesday's game versus the Kansas City Royals.

Brennaman used the homophobic remark not realizing that Fox Sports Ohio had prematurely returned from a break:

(Warning: Video contains the offensive comment.)

In a bizarre moment of television, Brennaman offered an on-air apology while calling a home run belted by Cincinnati's Nick Castellanos:

Brennaman then turned play-by-play duties over to Jim Day.

In an official statement, the Reds condemned Brennaman and what the club referred to as a "horrific, homophobic remark":

Reds relief pitchers Amir Garrett and Matt Bowman tweeted their support for the LGBTQ+ community following the incident:

The Reds had not commented on Brennaman's standing with the organization as of Thursday afternoon.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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