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Hornets suspend radio broadcaster for tweeting racial slur

Hornets suspend radio broadcaster for tweeting racial slur
Posted at 4:38 PM, Aug 18, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have suspended radio play-by-play broadcaster John Focke indefinitely after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account.

Focke used the slur while tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game.

He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.

Focke wrote that he made a "horrific error" and that he had no intention of ever using that word.

The Hornets released a statement on Twitter saying they are investigating the matter and do not condone that type of language.

According to USA Today, this is Focke's first season with the organization.