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.
Here's the comment from last night's Swarm-Wings game. You can easily hear Hill say it while Lyle's coming down the floor. pic.twitter.com/4unPCiRm9m
— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) January 13, 2019
After the game on Saturday, Lyle Thompson would talk about it
I know Philly takes pride in their ruthless fans but I didn’t know it was like that lol…. now I know.. just haven’t heard stuff like this since HS https://t.co/efODXZScRb
— LYLE THOMPSON (@lyle4thompson) January 13, 2019
The Philadelphia Wings explained their decision to remove Shawny Hill as In-Arena Host
Statement from the Wings pic.twitter.com/dojPb2w3s1
— Philadelphia Wings (@NLLwings) January 14, 2019
The Georgia Swarm would also post a statement in response to the Wings & NLL
Statement from the Swarm: pic.twitter.com/BYvPpMIUTe
— Georgia Swarm (@GeorgiaSwarmLAX) January 14, 2019
Following the game, the Wings posted this statement on Sunday in response to the remarks by Shawny Hill
— Philadelphia Wings (@NLLwings) January 13, 2019
On Sunday, Shawny Hill would issue an apology
— Shawny Hill (@ShawnyHill) January 13, 2019
The National Lacrosse League also issued a Statement on Sunday.
Statement from the League Office: pic.twitter.com/txXplDqAz7
— NLL (@NLL) January 13, 2019
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