Tigers reporter disappointed in Royals fan screaming ‘f–k Detroit’ while on air
A fan took it too far on Wednesday night.
In the fifth inning of Bally Sports Detroit’s broadcast of Tigers-Royals, reporter Johnny Kane went live from the stands, and as he began to speak about the Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, his microphone picked up some unfortunate yelling.
An audible “F–k Javy Baez and f–k Detroit!” was picked up for the audience to hear.
Kane appeared to be thrown off by the fan’s interjection.
“We apologize for the language you guys heard there at home,” Kane said, offering more mea culpas and a resigned “doggone it.”
When the camera did cut to Kane in the stands, he was giving the offending fan a disapproving glare.
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Another fan to the left of Kane had his shirt over his month in disbelief.
Kane, who used to cover the Royals, went on to finish his segment about Kauffman Stadium, the sixth-oldest ballpark in the MLB ranks, potentially moving to a downtown location.
Kane later tweeted out an apology after the incident.
“I’m a fan of Kansas City and the people here,” he wrote. “One fan obviously took it too far. He disrespected Detroit and I’m not cool with that. Detroit is my home now. Sorry for all that.”
The Royals went on to defeat the Tigers 4-0, but ended up losing the three-game series to Detroit, which is second in the AL Central with a 23-25 record.