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Oakland Athletics’ announcer Greg Kuiper suspended after using on-air racial slur

According to a report from CNN, Oakland Athletics announcer Glen Kuiper has been suspended indefinitely after using a racial slur during the team’s pre-game show prior to the A’s road game against Kansas City Royals on Friday.

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Key Points

  • Oakland Athletics announcer Glen Kuiper has been suspended indefinitely after using a racial slur during the team’s pre-game show prior to the A’s road game against Kansas City Royals on Friday
  • Kuiper used the offensive term to describe the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kuiper apologized both during the broadcast and again on Saturday, expressing his sincerest apologies

What did Glen Kuiper say?

From TMZ Sports:

Glen Kuiper, a veteran, was on camera before the match kicked off, and he was describing what he and the A’s broadcasting team had gotten into earlier in the day … including visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and hitting up a barbecue hot spot there in town.

The problem … instead of saying “Negro” he said “n*****” — which came across very clearly over the airwaves, without any bleeping or censoring whatsoever. It came and went, while Glen and his in-booth partner didn’t seem to acknowledge it or even really notice it.

This wasn’t addressed until much later on in the game, right around the 6th inning … when Glen came back on the air and issued an apology as soon as they came back from a break. He said he said something earlier in the day that didn’t come out the way he intended.

Oakland Athletics’ announcer suspended after using racial slur while on-air

Kuiper was discussing his visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri with A’s TV analyst Dallas Braden when he used the offensive term to describe the museum during the NBC Sports California broadcast. Kuiper apologized both during the broadcast and again on Saturday, expressing his sincerest apologies.

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