Resigns As Reds Announcer
… Weeks After On-Air Homophobic Slur
9/25/2020 1:08 PM PT
1:06 PM PT — The Reds say they’ve accepted Thom’s resignation … and add they’re applauding “his heartfelt efforts of reconciliation with the LGBTQ+ neighborhood.”
“He’s a improbable expertise and man who stays a part of the Reds household endlessly,” CEO Bob Castellini added in a press release. “We want him effectively.”
Thom Brennaman is formally OUT as Cincinnati Reds play-by-play man … the 57-year-old formally resigned from his place weeks after he used a homophobic slur on air.
Keep in mind, again on Aug. 19, Brennaman was broadcasting the Reds-Royals sport … when he was caught on a microphone referring to a spot as “one of many f** capitals of the world.”
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Brennaman had been indefinitely suspended by the group over the remark … however on Friday, Thom introduced he was formally stepping away from the broadcasting place for good.
“My household and I’ve determined that I’m going to step away from my position as the tv voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman informed WCPO in Cincinnati.
“I want to thank the Reds, Reds followers and the LGBTQ Group for the unimaginable help and charm they’ve proven my household and me.”
It is clearly an enormous deal … Brennaman had been working with the Reds since 2006 — and was considered probably the greatest announcers in MLB previous to his suspension.
Brennaman — who was additionally booted from his position as an NFL play-by-play announcer for Fox — informed WCPO he is hoping to at some point return to a headset once more.
“I’ve been on this occupation that I really like for 33 years,” Thom mentioned. “It’s my hope and intention to return. And if I am given that chance, I will likely be a greater broadcaster and a a lot better individual.”
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