The Fox Sports Ohio broadcast of the Reds' doubleheader against the Royals on Wednesday included TV announcer Thom Brennaman using a homophobic slur while speaking into a hot microphone.
In a video widely circulated on social media, Brennaman could be heard saying "one of the f— capitals of the world." He seemingly did not realize he was on-air.
Here's a better video with the full bit of the perceived tHom homophobic comment at around the 2:06 mark of the game. pic.twitter.com/g1yBHg8zA0— Church of Baseball ⚾ (@churchofbasebal) August 19, 2020
Brennaman, 56, has been an MLB broadcaster for 33 years. His father, Marty Brennaman, is in the Hall of Fame for his work calling games.
MLB is aware of the incident but does not have an immediate comment, according to The Associated Press, and the Reds have yet to issue a public statement.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.