The Charlotte Hornets have suspended radio announcer John Focke indefinitely due to a tweet regarding the Nuggets’ win over the Jazz that included a racial slur.
Per screen shots of the now-deleted tweet, read, “Shot making in this Jazz-[Nuggets] game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!”
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The slur was in the tweet instead of “Nuggets.”
Focke was tweeting during the game, but has since apologised for a tweet he sent out during the Nuggets’ overtime win against the Jazz.
Foche claimed he ‘mistyped’ a word, resulting in the alleged racial slur.
“Earlier today I made a horrific error while attempting to tweet about the Denver-Utah game,” Focke wrote.
“I don’t know how I mistyped, I had (and have) no intention of ever using that word. I take full responsibility for my actions.
“I have been sick to my stomach about it ever since. I’m truly sorry that this happened and I apologise to those I offended.”
Charlotte Hornetts suspend Foche
The Hornets released a statement and said they were aware of the tweet.
“The Charlotte Hornets are aware of the recent social media post by radio broadcaster John Focke,” the team said in a statement.
“As an organisation, we do not condone this type of language. John has been suspended indefinitely as we investigate the matter more closely.”
Foche became a part of the Charlotte Hornets radio broadcast for the 2019-20 season.
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With Nick Bromberg - Yahoo Sport US