Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick said in a statement Saturday that he will try to pardon Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper for using the N-word during a live broadcast Friday night.
Kendrick, president of the NLBM since 2011, hopes that others can also forgive Kuiper in their hearts.
«I am aware of the unfortunate insult made by Glen Kuiper. I welcomed Glen to the NLBM yesterday and I know he was really excited to be here,» Kendrick. wrote on Twitter. «The word is painful and has no place in our society. And while I don’t claim to know Glen’s heart, I do know my heart is one of forgiveness. I hope you all find it in yourselves to do the same!»
During pregame, Kuiper was describing a trip to the museum in Kansas City, Missouri, with his colleague Dallas Braden.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
Kuiper used the slur when referring to the museum, when he probably meant to use the word «black».
Later in the game, Kuiper apologized but didn’t go into much detail about the incident.
«Welcome back to Kauffmann Stadium. I just wanted to…a little bit earlier in the show, I said something, it didn’t go my way,” Kuiper said. “And I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than what I wanted to say. let it be said And, like I said, I just wanted to apologize for that.»
JOSÉ ALTUVE OF ASTROS HAD $1 MILLION VALUE JEWELRY STOLEN FROM HIS HOME ON OPENING DAY; 3 MEN ACCUSED
The A’s issued a statement of condemnation Kuiper’s language.
«The language used by Glen Kuiper during today’s pregame broadcast is unacceptable,» the A’s posted on Twitter. «He oakland athletics do not approve of such language. We are working to address the situation.»
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Kuiper is in his 20th season calling games for the A’s and has been covering baseball in the Bay Area since 1992, according to ESPN.
Kuiper has been suspended and will be off the air pending a review of the incident.
Joe Morgan of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.