A Cincinnati Reds pitcher has now reacted to a member connected with the organization who said a homophobic comment for millions to hear.
On Wednesday night, team announcer Thom Brennaman was caught using a gay slur during the pregame show before the Reds took on the Royals.
He has since apologized for his actions.
“I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of,” Brennaman said. “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.
“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. I will apologize to the people who sign my paycheck, for the Reds, for Fox Sports Ohio, for the people I work with, for anybody that I’ve offended here tonight.”
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Amir Garrett addressed the comment on Twitter and has since went viral for his message to the LGBTQ community.
Thom Brennaman has since been suspended.