A.J. Clemente was given his shot on air Sunday as the co-anchor with NBC affiliate KFYR-TV in Bismark, N.D., but was uncomfortably caught in a “rookie” mistake of letting loose a string of curse words without realizing his microphone was live on TV.

Now, Clemente has been fired from his newly acquired post and the station all together. Here’s what he as said on Twitter:

 

Clemente also clarified that he wasn’t saying “gay” in a derogatory way on the news, but was under his breath trying to pronounce the name of London Marathon winner Tsegaye Kebede.

On Sunday, after his gaffe, Clemente apologized. A director with the station issued an apology as well.

Prior to his going on the air, Clemente tweeted that his tape was being reviewed to see if he was ready. After being given the green light to co-anchor and unleashing the expletives, Clemente wrote that it “couldn’t have gone any worse.”

But Clemente seems to have made some new friends on Twitter due to his now viral story. He has gotten several requests to call in to radio shows.

In case you missed it in the first story on TheBlaze, here’s what Clemente said on TV that resulted in him getting the boot (Content warning: strong language):