Reds players speak out against announcer Thom Brennaman's homophobic slur

Muri Assuncao, New York Daily News

Cincinnati Reds players are speaking out against a homophobic remark caught on a hot mic that led to the suspension of Reds announcer Thom Brennaman.

The veteran broadcaster was suspended Wednesday night after using a homophobic remark during a live broadcast of a Reds game against the Kansas City Royals.

Brennaman was unknowingly recorded describing a place as “one of the f-- capitals of the world,” though it was unclear what he was referring to.

The incident quickly made its way through social media platforms. Sports fans expressed outrage, with many calling for his firing.