Glen Kuiper A’s announcer Glen Kuiper apologized during Friday’s broadcast for accidentally using the N-word when referencing the Negro League Museum.

NBC Sports California suspended Oakland A’s play-by-play announcer Glen Kuiper after his use of an apparent racial slur during Friday night’s broadcast. According to Matt Kawahara, a spokesperson for the network said, Kuiper “will be off the air until a review of Friday’s incident is completed.”

“I could not be more sorry and horrified by what I said,” Kuiper said Saturday in a statement released by NBC Sports California. “I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies.”

The A’s visited Kansas City to take on the Royals. During this time, Kuiper said something that, when he later apologized for it, “didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to.” He attempted to say, “We had a phenomenal day today, Negro League Museum and Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque.”

Instead, Kuiper appeared to say, “We had a phenomenal day today, —– League Museum and Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque.”

Below is a video of the incident. Warning, it’s unfiltered and features the word, unfiltered, as well.

“I said something that didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to,” Kuiper said later on the broadcast. “I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than I meant it to be said.”

Late Friday night, the A’s released a statement. “The language used by Glen Kuiper during today’s pregame broadcast is unacceptable. The Oakland Athletics do not condone such language. We are working to address the situation,” they tweeted.

NBCS California was left with no other move to make here. What’s only left to wonder is if Glen Kuiper called his last game after the apparent use of a racial slur. Which, in a way, is brutally ironic considering that Thom Brennaman called his final game in Kansas City after a disgraceful incident as well.

[Matt Kawahara, Timothy Burke; Photo Credit: NBC Sports California]

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