Report: Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper fired after using racial slur on air

May 22, 2023, 2:51 PM

Broadcasters Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden of the Oakland A's in the TV booth during the game again...

Broadcasters Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics in the TV booth during the game against the Minnesota Twins at RingCentral Coliseum on May 17, 2022 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Twins 5-2. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

According to multiple reports, NBC Sports California has parted ways with Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper.

The move comes following an incident earlier in the season. During a pregame segment prior to the Kansas City Royals matchup on May 5, Kuiper spoke about a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. However, instead of saying Negro, Kuiper appeared to use a racial slur instead. He apologized later in the game.

“Following an internal review, the decision has been made for NBC Sports California to end its relationship with Glen Kuiper, effective immediately,” the network said in a statement to The Athletic on Monday. “We thank Glen for his dedication to Bay Area baseball over the years.”


The A’s released a statement following the incident, saying that language was “unacceptable” and the Oakland Athletics “do not condone such language.” Kuiper, who apologized for his remarks in the sixth inning of that same game and again the next day, has been off the air since that game.

Glen Kuiper has been a member of the Oakland A’s broadcasting team since 2004.

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