Personal News: I will not be returning to the @NHLFlyers this season. There are many reasons behind this, but I’m not going to share them right now. When the appropriate time comes, I can correct some misinformation and share my journey from this past season. #Flyers pic.twitter.com/Y7Uh9ABpu2
— Shawny Hill (@ShawnyHill) September 13, 2019
This is interesting and perhaps unexpected.
Hill, you may recall, got into hot water in January when he made a racially insensitive remark while doing in-arena hosting for the Philadelphia Wings. That was the “snip the ponytail” comment made in reference to a Native American player on the other team. Hill apologized and even traveled to Allentown’s Museum of Indian Culture in a show of goodwill and remorse, but was removed from his role as the Wings’ announcer and suspended from all Wells Fargo Center-related assignments anyway.
I don’t know much of what happened beyond that, but it seems like he’ll be clarifying at some point in the future.