Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper was fired by NBC Sports activities California after using a racial slur on air sooner than first pitch of a recreation between the A’s and Kansas Metropolis Royals on Might 5.
Kuiper was suspended after the incident, the place he used a slur whereas talking a few journey to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum alongside colleague Dallas Braden.
“Following an inner assessment, the choice has been made for NBC Sports activities California to finish its relationship with Glen Kuiper, efficient instantly,” the group said in a press launch Monday. “We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Space baseball over time.”
A person accustomed to the investigation said “the choice was based mostly on quite a lot of components, together with info uncovered within the inner assessment,” in line with the Related Press.
Bob Kendrick, the president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, said Monday he was disenchanted to see Kuiper get fired because of he felt the slur was utilized by mistake.
“I hoped it might not come to that as a result of in my coronary heart it was a mistake,” Kendrick said Monday. “Was it a really delicate mistake? In fact it was. Nevertheless it was simply that: a mistake.”
Kuiper apologized on air throughout the recreation all through the sixth inning, saying he said one factor that “didn’t come out fairly the best way I wished it to.”
Kuiper has known as video video games for the A’s for 20 years.
– With The Related Press