A’s Broadcaster Glen Kuiper Fired After Saying N-Phrase On-Air
Glen Kuiper has been fired from his function as Oakland A’s broadcaster … after he used the n-word whereas on-air earlier this month.
NBC Sports activities California stated in a press release Monday it got here to the choice to half methods with the longtime play-by-play man following a weekslong investigation into the incident.
“We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Space baseball through the years,” the community stated in saying the information.
Kuiper had initially been suspended on Could 6 for utilizing the racial slur whereas speaking with Dallas Braden simply earlier than the A’s vs. Royals sport on Could 5.
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Throughout their dialog, Kuiper had been attempting to elucidate to viewers what they did in the course of the leadup to Oakland’s contest in Kansas Metropolis … however in an try to say that they had gone to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, he muttered the n-word as an alternative.
Later within the sport, the 60-year-old apologized for all of it … saying he had stated one thing that did not come out the way in which he meant.
“I couldn’t be extra sorry and horrified by what I stated,” he added in one other apology later within the week. “I hope you’ll settle for my sincerest apologies.”
Kuiper had been calling A’s video games and different sporting occasions within the Bay Space for twenty years.