Last Updated on January 1, 2023
A college football announcer has been suspended for correctly referring to the legal status of migrants who enter the United States illegally. Gary Hahn has been calling football and basketball games for North Carolina State University since 1991.
Hahn was calling the program’s football team’s bowl game against the Maryland Terrapins on Friday when he made the remarks. At one point during the broadcast, he provided an update on the Sun Bowl, which was being contested in El Paso, Texas.
“And amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso,” Hahn stated during a radio broadcast. “It’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.”
After the statement generated outrage among left-wing Twitter circles, Hahn’s employer, Learfield Communications, announced in a statement that the longtime college football announcer had been suspended indefinitely “following comments made during today’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl radio broadcast.”
North Carolina State football radio announcer Gary Hahn was indefinitely suspended today after saying during the broadcast “amongst all the illegal aliens in El Paso, it’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.”
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 30, 2022
The City of El Paso recently declared a state of emergency as record numbers of illegal aliens continue to stream across the southern border. In relation to the Sun Bowl, the city was forced to cancel the “fan fiesta” event that accompanied the game because the city is using its civic center to temporarily house illegal immigrants, the Tampa Bay Free Press reported.
Before coming to NC State, Gary Hahn worked on radio for the University of Louisville, Ohio State University, and the University of Alabama, according to his university bio.