An A broadcaster was fired after a racial slur incident

Glen Kuiper was so excited to go to the N-word League Hall of Fame that he forgot which N-word he was supposed to use. Kuiper had been an A broadcaster for twenty years. Kuiper left with an angry statement, which can be seen below in a tweet.

“I wish the Oakland A’s and NBC Sports had considered my 20-year career, my solid reputation, my integrity and my character, but in this current environment, traits like integrity and character are no longer taken into account.”

Source: Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) β€” Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper has been fired by NBC Sports California after he used a racial slur on a television broadcast while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Kuiper was suspended by the network following his slur aired during a pregame segment of an A’s game against the Kansas City Royals on May 5. Kuiper talked about a trip to the museum with his colleague Dallas Braden, but apparently mispronounced the word “Nigger”, making it sound more like an insult.

“Following an internal review, the decision has been made for NBC Sports California to end its relationship with Glen Kuiper, effective immediately,” the network said in a statement Monday. “We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Area baseball over the years.”

A person familiar with the investigation said “the decision was based on a variety of factors, including information uncovered during the internal review.” The person spoke on condition of anonymity and did not release specific details as the network had not publicly disclosed the results of the investigation.

Kuiper said in a statement late Monday that he mispronounced the word “nigger” out of excitement about his visit to the museum.

“It was a terrible but honest mispronunciation, and I take full responsibility for it,” he said.

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