On Friday night, Glen Kuiper, a broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics, made a controversial remark during the pregame show. The remark included the use of a racial slur which drew immediate backlash and criticism from viewers. The Athletics were scheduled to play against the Kansas City Royals that night.
Later during the game, Kuiper apologized for his offensive comment, but it only added to the already existing anger towards his behavior. Many have found his apology to be insufficient, and have demanded further action from both the Athletics organization and Kuiper himself. The incident has sparked discussions about racism in sports and the responsibility of broadcasters to be mindful of the language they use on air.
On Friday night, Oakland Athletics’ television broadcaster, Glen Kuiper, made comments during the pregame show that have resulted in a controversy. Kuiper is facing backlash for using a racial slur while on air. The incident occurred as the Athletics were preparing to play against the Kansas City Royals, in Kansas City.
Kuiper was sitting beside former Athletics pitcher, Dallas Braden, when he described their experience in Kansas City. In the process, he uttered a racial slur that has been deemed offensive by many. Following the incident, Kuiper apologized during the game. However, even his apology is being met with anger from some members of the public.
For those interested, video footage of the incident can be viewed below. However, please be advised that the video contains inappropriate language and could be hurtful to some viewers. Watch at your own discretion.
Today was an amazing day for us. We visited both the (Expletive) League Museum and Arthur Bryant’s Barbecue and had a fantastic time.
During the game on Friday, Glen Kuiper issued an apology for his earlier comments during the pregame show. However, his apology, which was made before the sixth inning, is also being met with skepticism and anger.
Kuiper began his apology by saying, “Welcome back to Kauffman Stadium. I just want to…a little earlier in the show, I said something, didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to.” He then acknowledged the hurt his comments caused, saying, “And I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than I meant it to be said.”
Despite his efforts to express remorse, many people remain unsatisfied with his apology, given the gravity of his words and the hurt they caused.
Since 1992, Glen Kuiper has been providing baseball coverage in the Bay Area.