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    Tigers broadcaster Jack Morris suspended for using offensive Asian accent on air

    Detroit — Jack Morris, a celebrated hero of the World Series-champion 1984 Detroit Tigers and a member of the team’s broadcast team for much of the past decade, has been suspended “indefinitely” by Bally Sports Detroit following his use of a perceived Asian accent during Tuesday night’s broadcast.

    Bally Sports Detroit made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Morris used an accent as Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani was coming to the plate.

    Morris issued an on-air apology three innings later, but hasn’t commented on the incident since. He did not return a message from The News seeking comment and clarification, and did not issue a statement Wednesday.

    “Bally Sports Detroit is extremely disappointed with the remarks analyst Jack Morris made during last night’s Tigers game,” the network said in a statement Wednesday. 

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