Charlotte Hornets Suspend Radio Announcer For Using The N-Word In Tweet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets announced they have indefinitely suspended their play by play radio announced John Focke after he tweeted the N-word instead of ‘Nuggets’ on Twitter.

The Tweet said:

Shot making in the Jazz-N****** game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!

John Focke


The Tweet has since been deleted and Focke released the following statement on his Twitter account:

Earlier today I made a horrific error while attempting to tweet about the Denver-Utah game. 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 apologize to those I offended.

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Photo credit: John Focke Twitter