Lacrosse PA man sorry for re­mark

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A pub­lic ad­dress 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 pub­lic ad­dress 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 shout “scalp” him. “I know Philly takes pride in their ruth­less fans but I didn’t know it was like that lol .... now I know,” he said, adding that he hadn’t heard “stuff like this” since high school.

Hill apol­o­gized on so­cial me­dia for “in­sen­si­tive” words he called “poorly cho­sen” and “not in­tended as racially mo­ti­vated.”

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