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.
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.”
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Later within the recreation, Kuiper apologized with out stepping into specifics.
“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.”
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The A’s issued a press release condemning Kuiper’s language.
“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.