EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – NC State radio broadcaster Gary Hahn was suspended indefinitely after referring to migrants as “illegal aliens” in El Paso during an update on the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl game, according to ESPN.
Hahn made the comment during the NC State-Duke Mayo Bowl game as he was relaying the score of the Sun Bowl game Friday, saying, “… amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso, it’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.”
Learfield, the North Carolina-based radio company, released a statement shortly after saying, “LEARFIELD has suspended Wolfpack Sports Network Play-by-Play announcer Gary Hahn from his agreement indefinitely following comments made during today’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl radio broadcast.”
As KTSM 9 News has recently reported, El Paso has been dealing with an influx of migrants for several months. Due to the large surge, El Paso has been a part of the conversation when talking about the Title 42 policy, as well as border security and other topics including immigration.
KTSM has also recently reported on the recently released statements of both City Representatives Claudia Rodriguez and Isabel Salcido regarding the humanitarian migrant crisis that is currently going on in the Borderland.