A’s announcer apologizes after use of racial slur throughout broadcast, Oakland ‘working to handle the state of affairs’

Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper issued an apology throughout Oakland’s Friday night time recreation towards the Kansas Metropolis Royals after showing to say a racial slur in the course of the pregame broadcast. 

In the course of the pregame, Kuiper was describing a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas Metropolis, MO, with colleague Dallas Braden. 

Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden call a game

Broadcasters Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics within the TV sales space in the course of the recreation towards the Minnesota Twins at RingCentral Coliseum on Might 17, 2022, in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Twins 5-2.  (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Photographs)

Kuiper appeared to make use of the N-word when referring to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as he possible meant to pronounce the phrase “negro.”


Later within the recreation, Kuiper apologized with out stepping into specifics. 

A view of Kauffman Stadium

A large view from the outfield as restricted followers attend an MLB recreation between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas Metropolis Royals on Might 3, 2023, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas Metropolis, MO. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

“Welcome again to Kauffman Stadium. I simply needed to … a bit of bit earlier within the present, I stated one thing, didn’t come out fairly the best way I needed it to,” Kuiper stated. “And I simply needed to apologize if it sounded completely different than I meant it to be stated. And like I stated, I simply needed to apologize for that.”


The A’s issued a press release condemning Kuiper’s language. 

Glen Kuiper calls an A's game

Broadcaster Glen Kuiper Jr. of the Oakland Athletics works from the pressbox in the course of the recreation towards the Chicago White Sox at Hohokam Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Photographs)

“The language utilized by Glen Kuiper throughout at the moment’s pregame broadcast is unacceptable,” the A’s posted to Twitter. “The Oakland Athletics don’t condone such language. We’re working to handle the state of affairs.”

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Kuiper is in his twentieth season calling video games for the A’s and has been overlaying baseball within the Bay Space since 1992, in line with ESPN.

Peter Johnson