Fox Sports cuts Thom Brennaman from NFL broadcasts following on-air homophobic slur

A day after being pulled from a Cincinnati Reds broadcast, Thom Brennaman lost his NFL job.

Fox Sports announced on Thursday that the veteran broadcaster won’t call NFL games moving forward after he uttered a homophobic slur on air during a break in Wednesday’s Reds game vs. the Kansas City Royals.

“Fox Sports is extremely disappointed with Thom Brennaman’s remarks during Wednesday’s Cincinnati Reds telecast,” a network statement reads. “The language used was abhorrent, unacceptable, and not representative of the values of Fox Sports. As it relates to Brennaman’s Fox NFL role, we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.”

Brennaman’s hot-mic moment

A microphone on Wednesday’s Reds broadcast caught Brennaman saying “the f– capital of the world” in between innings of a Fox Sports Ohio production. The incident occurred before the seventh inning of the first game of a doubleheader.

Brennaman continued to call the game before eventually issuing an on-air apology during the second game as news of the slur gained traction on social media. He signed off after his fifth-inning apology.

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