Thom Brennaman won’t call NFL games on Fox after using anti-gay slur on Cincinnati Reds broadcast
By Dennis Young New York Daily News (TNS) | Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati. Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast of Cincinnati's game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader. Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Fox has pulled Thom Brennaman from its NFL lineup, the network said Thursday. The move comes a day after the Reds suspended Brennaman indefinitely because the play-by-play announcer used an anti-gay slur, saying “one of the f— capitals of the world” into an open microphone during a Reds-Royals game.