Oakland A announcer Glen Kuiper issued an apology during Oakland’s Friday night game against the Kansas City Royals after appearing to say a racial slur during the pregame broadcast.

During pregame, Kuiper was describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO, with his colleague Dallas Braden.

Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden call a game

Announcers Glen Kuiper and Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics in the TV booth during the game against the Minnesota Twins at RingCentral Coliseum on May 17, 2022 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Twins 5-2. (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

Kuiper seemed to use the N word when referring to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, as he probably meant to pronounce the word «black».

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Later in the game, Kuiper apologized without going into details.

A view of Kauffman Stadium

A wide view from the field as fans attend an MLB game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2023 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

«Welcome back to Kauffmann Stadium. I just wanted to…a little bit earlier in the show, I said something, it didn’t go my way,” Kuiper said. “And I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than what I wanted to say. let it be said And like I said, I just wanted to apologize for that.»

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The A’s issued a statement condemning Kuiper’s language.

Glen Kuiper calls for an A game

Oakland Athletics announcer Glen Kuiper Jr. works from the press box during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Hohokam Stadium on March 8, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

«The language used by Glen Kuiper during today’s pregame broadcast is unacceptable,» the A’s posted on Twitter. «He oakland athletics do not approve of such language. We are working to address the situation.»

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Kuiper is in his 20th season calling games for the A’s and has been covering baseball in the Bay Area since 1992, according to ESPN.

Associated Press contributed to this report.