Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper was suspended Saturday and will remain off the air until a review of his on-air racial slur is completed, an NBC Sports California spokesperson announced.
The slur occurred during Friday’s pregame show ahead of a weekend series opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Appearing alongside color commentator Dallas Braden, Kuiper tried to tell the audience the pair had visited Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Unfortunately, it appeared he flubbed the word “Negro,” with the result coming out as the slur.Kuiper’s words.
You can see the clip itself here, with a warning it contains NSFW language.Kuiper, who has been Oakland’s television play-by-play commentator since 2006, later issued an apology at the start of the sixth inning, saying his intended words came out as something else.
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