PHILADELPHIA | Announcer apologizes for remark; team, league vow discipline

13Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PHILADELPHIA —Jan 13, 2019—An announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called “insensitive,” with both team and league vowing disciplinary action.

Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson said on social media that Philadelphia Wings announcer Shawny Hill said “Let’s snip the pony tail” during Saturday night’s game at the Wells Fargo Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Thompson, who is from the Onondaga Reservation in central New York, said fans began to yell threats to “scalp” him.

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