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A’s announcer Glen Kuiper suspended indefinitely for utilizing N-word throughout broadcast: report

Oakland Athletics announcer Glen Kuiper has reportedly been suspended for utilizing the N-word throughout a stay broadcast Friday evening.

Kuiper will stay off the air till a assessment of the incident is accomplished, based on the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kuiper was discussing a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City earlier than Friday evening’s sport at Kauffman Stadium towards the Royals.

Glen Kuiper calls an A's game

Broadcaster Glen Kuiper Jr. of the Oakland Athletics works from the press field throughout a sport towards the Chicago White Sox at Hohokam Stadium March 8, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz.  (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

However, as an alternative of “Negro,” he used the N-word.

Later within the sport, Kuiper addressed the incident with out going into a lot element.

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

A view of the Oakland Coliseum

A common view of play between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Aug. 6, 2020, in Oakland, Calif.  (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Despite the slur, NLBM president Bob Kendrick mentioned he’ll attempt to forgive the veteran play-by-play announcer.

“I’m conscious of the unlucky slur made by Glen Kuiper. I welcomed Glen to the NLBM yesterday and know he was genuinely excited to be right here,” Kendrick wrote on Twitter Saturday. “The phrase is painful and has no place in our society. And whereas I do not faux to know Glen’s coronary heart I do know that my coronary heart is one in every of forgiveness. I hope all of you’ll discover it in yourselves to do the identical!”

The A’s issued a assertion condemning Kuiper’s language. 

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

Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden call a game

Broadcasters Glen Kuiper, left, and Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics within the TV sales space throughout a sport towards the Minnesota Twins at RingCentral Coliseum May 17, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

Kuiper is in his twentieth season calling video games for the A’s and has been protecting baseball within the Bay Area since 1992, based on ESPN.



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