Reds pitcher Amir Garrett posted his support of the LBGTQ community on Twitter after the incident: To the LGBTQ community just know I am with you, and whoever is against you, is against me. Im sorry for what was said today.
Earlier, during the first game of the doubleheader, Brennaman, who works for Fox Sports Ohio, said over the hot mic One of the f-g capitals of the world, before reading a promo, apparently not realizing he was on air the entire time.
The 56-year-old delivered an on-camera apology during the second game of the doubleheader and then exited the booth.
I made a comment earlier tonight that, I guess, went out over the air, that I am deeply ashamed of, Brennaman said during the fifth inning. If I have hurt anyone out there, I cant tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart, I am so very, very sorry. I pride myself and think of myself as a man of faith.
I dont know if Ill be putting on this headset again. I dont know if itll be for the Reds, I dont know if its going to be for my bosses at Fox, I want to apologize to the people that sign my paycheck for the Reds, for Fox Sports Ohio, for the people I work with, for anybody Ive offended tonight. I cant begin to tell you how deeply sorry I am. That is not who I am, it never has been. Id like to think that I have some people that could back that up. I am very, very sorry and I beg for your forgiveness.
Jim Day will take you the rest of the way, Brennaman said, referring to another Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster.
This isnt the first time Garrett has spoken up on political issues. The 28-year-old left-hander also recently has spoken out about issues of racial inequality.