Tigers broadcaster suspended for fake accent while discussing Shohei Ohtani

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Detroit Tigers TV analyst Jack Morris has been suspended indefinitely for answering a question about Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani in a fake accent during Tuesday's broadcast, Bally Sports Detroit announced Wednesday.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy for bias or discrimination and deeply apologize for his insensitive remark," the broadcasting company said in a statement.

The company added that Morris will undergo bias training to learn "how he can be a positive influence in a diverse community."

Morris used the accent in the sixth inning after play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard asked the Hall of Fame pitcher how Detroit should handle Ohtani, who is Japanese, before MLB's home run leader stepped into the batter's box.

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