Philadelphia Wings fire in-arena host following offensive comments

Philadelphia: When you do something that has a long-lasting effect, there have to be actions taken and that is what happened on Monday.

The Philadelphia Wings announced on Monday that they have “permanently removed” announcer Shawny Hill following “offensive comments” that were said during the Wings game on Saturday night vs Georgia Swarm.

Here is Video of the situation as you can clearly hear Shawn Hill saying “Let’s snip the ponytail,” directed at Swarm player Lyle Thompson, a Native American.

After the game on Saturday, Lyle Thompson would talk about it

The Philadelphia Wings explained their decision to remove Shawny Hill as In-Arena Host

The Georgia Swarm would also post a statement in response to the Wings & NLL

Following the game, the Wings posted this statement on Sunday in response to the remarks by Shawny Hill

On Sunday, Shawny Hill would issue an apology

The National Lacrosse League also issued a Statement on Sunday.

Because of his actions, Hill has also been suspended from all in-arena announcing assignments at the Wells Fargo Center including his role as Flyers in-game host.

The Philadelphia Wings will return to game action on Saturday, January 19 when they take on Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 PM on PHL 17 & streaming on B/R Live from Buffalo. The Wings are looking for their first win on the season as they are 0-4.

The Wings next home game is Saturday, January 26 vs Toronto rock at 7 PM on PHL 17 & streaming on B/R Live

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