Sportscaster Suspended After On-Air Anti-Gay Slur

UPI reports:

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught using a homophobic slur during Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. In a clip that has circulated around social media, Brennaman was heard saying the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning. The 56-year-old sportscaster didn’t appear to realize he was already on the air.

“One of the fag capitals of the world,” Brennaman said on air. In the fifth inning, Brennaman issued an apology for using the slur. He said he was “deeply ashamed” before signing off and turning over play-by-play duties to Jim Day. “I made a comment 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. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith.