Oakland A's broadcaster Glen Kuiper is SUSPENDED for racial slurMay 7, 2023
Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper is SUSPENDED for uttering racial slur while describing his trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Kuiper was suspended by the team for apparently uttering a racial slur on air
- He was describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City at the time
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Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper has been suspended after uttering a racial slur while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
NBC Sports California said in a statement Saturday that Kuiper will remain off the air until a review of what happened during Friday night’s broadcast is completed.
In a pregame segment on NBC Sports California before the A’s played the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, Kuiper talked about a trip to the museum with colleague Dallas Braden but seemingly mispronounced the word ‘negro,’ making it sound instead like a slur.
Later in the game, Kuiper apologized on the air without getting into specifics, saying he said something that ‘didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to.’
‘I could not be more sorry and horrified by what I said,’ Kuiper said Saturday in a statement released by NBC Sports California. ‘I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies.’
Glen Kuiper apologized for using an apparent racial slur during a pregame segment Friday
Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, issued a statement about Kuiper on Twitter on Saturday.
The A’s called Kuiper’s pregame language ‘unacceptable’ in a statement.
‘The Oakland Athletics do not condone such language. We are working to address the situation,’ the statement said.
Kuiper has been calling A’s games in the Bay Area for about 20 years
The A’s would go on to win the game 12-8.
It’s not the first time a baseball commentator has gotten in trouble over their language in Kansas City.
Longtime Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman lost his job in 2020 after a hot mic caught him using a homophobic slur.
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