In what seems to have been an accident, Oakland A's television commentator Glen Kuiper used a racist slur during the team's broadcast on Friday evening.
Kuiper was describing the team's trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City when the incident occurred.
The event took place during the broadcast of the A's game versus the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
. The game was being played between the A's and the Royals. Kuiper was quoted as saying at the time, "We had a wonderful day today. (N-word) museum of the league. And Arthur Bryant's Barbecue. "
You may see a video of the incident here; the video does not edit any of the foul language that was used throughout the event.
After that, in the sixth inning, Kuiper offered an apology to the broadcast audience.
"A little bit earlier in the show, I said something, and it didn't come out quite the way I wanted it to," Kuiper added.
"I apologize for that." "I just wanted to apologize in advance if what I said came across in a manner that was not how I intended it to be understood. I'm sorry about that; please accept my apologies.
Later on same evening, the club released the following statement in response to the incident:
It is not yet clear what actions, if any, the club will take to address the issue; there is still some uncertainty over this. In the past, similar instances have resulted in suspensions or even terminations of employment for other broadcasters.