Brandon Taubman Sacked by Astros for ‘Inappropriate’

An executive of the Houston Astros, who are playing in the World Series, has been sacked for “inappropriate” comments made towards female reporters.

An investigation found Brandon Taubman targeted the group after Astros’ win over the New York Yankees last week.

He shouted about Roberto Osuna, who the Astros signed last season while he was serving a 75-game ban for allegedly assaulting a woman.

One reporter was wearing a bracelet for domestic violence awareness.

The Astros originally called the accusations “misleading” and “irresponsible” but on Thursday announced they had terminated Taubman’s contract adding, “his conduct does not reflect the values of our organisation”.