Fifteen years ago, where I’m from – which happens to be the same place Thom Brennaman is from – you could still say “fag” in as polite of company as you could say any other PG-13 word around.
The man is 56 years old. That means that until he was in his 40s, this was a normal word.
A second apology for using an anti-gay slur on the air couldn’t save Thom Brennaman from losing one of his jobs.
The suspended Reds play-by-play man was also removed by Fox from its lineup of NFL broadcasters for this season. He was already suspended indefinitely from broadcasting Reds games by the team.
He was heard saying “one of the f-g capitals of the world” over a hot mic during a break in the action before continuing the first game of the Reds-Royals doubleheader on Wednesday night. It was unclear what he was referring to.
Probably referring to Columbus, Ohio.
It’s out of control.
Brennaman apologized on the air before being replaced on the call of the second game by Jim Day. He expressed his remorse again in a letter to the editor in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday.
“I hope the LGBTQ+ community, the Reds and their fans and the people of Cincinnati can find a way to think better of me,” he wrote. “With all the humility I can muster, I ask for your forgiveness.”
He wrote that what he said “was wrong,” he would “never utter it again” and that he “failed” the LGBTQ+ community. He immediately plans to participate in diversity, equity and inclusion training.
I wish just once someone would accept that their career is destroyed and just tell these people to go to hell.
The groveling is so sad.
This Jewish radio show called “Bagels and Bad Beats” did a poll and 32% of listeners said nothing should happen to Thom for breaking the Anal Code.
Only 18% said “tarred and feathered” (end his career) and the rest said he should take some time off and come back.
Very few people agree with this agenda to simply destroy people for doing things that were normal relatively recently.