Tynan, according to multiple news reports, offended an apartment viewer with a reference to “scary” Jewish ladies at the Manhattan apartment he calls home.
The comment was reported to the New York Yankees who acted swiftly to bench Tynan who was due to sing his trademark “God Bless America” during the first ALCS game against the Anaheim Angels.
According to reports, Tynan made his comment after a real estate agent with the client had jokingly assured him the prospective buyers would not be Red Sox fans.
“I don’t care about that as long as they are not Jewish,” Tynan reportedly responded.
According to the New York Post, the real estate agent was accompanied by a client, Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson, a New York University Medical Center pediatrician, who reported it to the Yankees front office.
“He said it was a bad joke. So we told him that was absolutely intolerable behavior and he needed to apologize,” team spokeswoman Alice McGillion told the paper.
Tynan reportly said that he had been “too stupid with my mouth.”
“A lot of my friends are Jewish. It’s something misfortunate,” the 49-year-old medical doctor and world renowned Irish tenor, added.
Tynan is not now expected to make a return to Yankee Stadium, even if the Yankees reach the World Series.