On Wednesday night, it was reported that Thom Brennaman was suspended, and he was also pulled off the air during a Reds broadcast after he made a homophobic insult during the show.
Who is Thom Brennaman?
Thom is a long-time play-by-play broadcaster with multiple Major League Baseball teams and Fox Sports. He initially started his career in local TV, and he has also worked for the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondback before making a turn to Cincinnati and becoming the play-by-play broadcaster for the Reds. Thom Brennaman is a long-time Fox Sports employee, and his service as one of the vital factors in play-by-play voices for national telecasts of NFL, MLB, and college football. Brennaman was the primary play-by-play voice for Fox’s Bowl Championship Series, and he covered it from the year 2006 to 2009.
Thom Brennaman suspension reactions:
The Fox Sports Ohio, which is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, said they supported the decision to suspend Thom Brennaman; they said it was “hateful, offensive, and in no way reflects the values of Fox Sports Ohio.” Thom Brennaman’s father also said, “As a dad, I hurt for him, what he said is not a reflection of who Thom Brennaman is. I know that’s not him. But I also feel terrible for the people the comment offended.”
Thom Brennaman on-air apology:
When the matter went out, and he was suspended, many people were offended by what he has said and were deeply hurt. Many people also commented on what he said and expressed their anger Thom needed to apologize for what he had said on the broadcast. To this Thom, Brennaman issued an on-air apology where he said, “I commented earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of. If I have hurt anyone out there, I can’t tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart I’m so very, very sorry.” He also added, “I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again. I don’t know if it’s going to be for the Reds. I don’t know if it’s going to be for my bosses at Fox.” For more important updates and news, Stay tuned to world wire.