Last month, Crossing Broad’s own Chris wrote a story about an insensitive comment Philadelphia Wings public address announcer Shawny Hill made during a game against the Georgia Swarm. It was a blink-and-you-missed-it moment, but the damage done to Hill’s professional reputation has endured:
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
Twenty seconds into the video Chris shared on Twitter, Hill exhorts the crowd: “Let’s snip the ponytail right here.”
Hill’s throwaway remark caught the attention of Lyle Thompson, the player at whom it was directed. Thompson, a Native American who wears his hair in a way that pays homage to his ancestry, understandably took offense to Hill’s insult.
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
Justice would be swift and severe, after the jump: