Wednesday night, after a hot mic caught him using a homophobic slur, Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman didn’t know if he’d ever be putting on headphones for Fox Sports again.
A day later, he knows he won’t be.
Less than 24 hours after he can be heard saying “one of the great f*g capitals of the world,” Brennaman was suspended by the Reds and now fired by Fox Sports.
“FOX Sports is extremely disappointed with Thom Brennaman’s remarks during Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds telecast,” the network said in a statement about the longtime NFL broadcaster. “The language used was abhorrent, unacceptable, and not representative of the values of FOX Sports. As it relates to Brennaman’s FOX NFL role, we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.”
Brennaman had called NFL games for Fox since 1994, and recently teamed up with former NFL linebacker Chris Speilman in the booth.
On Wednesday, during a Reds-Royals doubleheader in Kansas City, Brennaman could be heard using the homophobic slur in an apparent conversation with another individual.Top ArticlesWelcome to The Root Institute, Featuring Interviews With StaceyAbrams, Cory Booker, Taraji P. Henson and Many MoreREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MOREREAD MORESKIP AD
He later apologized for the slur, and not surprisingly, he noted how out of character this was, despite the fact that it seemed to roll off his tongue effortlessly.