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Chargers Announcer Suspended for Anti-Semitic Joke

Hank Bauer geeksandcleatsHank Bauer has been suspended for the Chargers final pre-season game. 

San Diego Chargers announcer Hank Bauer has been suspended over anti-Semitic joke he said over the weekend while the Chargers were playing the 49ers. He was trying to make a joke about the loss and it was a total fail.

“Although we know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks, we agree the comments were inappropriate. Per Clear Channel’s decision, Hank will not be broadcasting Thursday night’s game,” the statement said. “Hank has been a strong radio voice for the Chargers for the past 16 years and a passionate supporter of the team since his playing days. We look forward to Chargers fans receiving the same high-quality broadcast from Josh (Lewin) and Hank when he returns to the booth for the regular season.”

In a conversation about the high price of football tickets, Bauer interjected a quip about how copper wire was invented. He said, “Somebody dropped a penny” between his broadcast partner, Josh Lewin, and one of Lewin’s family members.

Bauer went to Twitter to offer an apology.

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