Charlotte Hornets Suspend Announcer After Using N-Word in Tweet Instead of Nuggets

The Charlotte Hornets indefinitely suspended a radio announcer who claimed he accidentally used a racial slur on social media.

John Focke said his use of the N-word was an unfortunate typo as he commented on the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff series and the 1-on-1 battle between stars Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray.

“Shot making in his Jazz-[N-word] game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!” his tweet said.

Focke, a first-year announcer and podcast host for the Hornets, apologized. He previously worked games for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Ryan Dunleavy