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.
— John Focke (@JWFOCKE) August 18, 2020
The Hornets released a statement on Twitter saying they are investigating the matter and do not condone that type of language.
Charlotte Hornets Statement: pic.twitter.com/4RaDvcSfHU
— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) August 18, 2020
According to USA Today, this is Focke's first season with the organization.