HS football broadcaster under fire for inappropriate comment about opposing player
A high school football broadcaster in Arkansas is under fire following a comment made during a live stream broadcast of a game between Vilonia and Maumelle.
The incident was toward a player committed to the Razorbacks.
Maumelle senior Nico Davillier, who is an Arkanas commit, leveled the Vilonia quarterback. That’s when EagleVision commentator Corey Eary got animated, called for Davillier to be thrown out of the game, and referred to him as a “thug trash player,” Awful Announcing reported.
“They need to throw him out of the game,” said Eary. “Nico is a thug trash player. I am sorry, I’m gonna call it the way that it is. He continues to hit late and give extra stuff that is terrible.”
Vilonia High School principal Ronnie Simmons released a statement about the incident. He said the comments don’t align with the school’s values and that school officials are disappointed about the comments.
He also apologized to Davillier.
NEVER IS THIS ACCEPTABLE. @coreyeary and his crew should be removed from any @ArkActAssn sanctioned broadcasts and an apology issued to @DavillierNico and the Maumelle coaches and fans. Racism should never be tolerated. Your move AAA. @RRainwater1037 @VtownAthletics1 @sully7777 pic.twitter.com/WNCJFkVtKx
— HornetHog (@Steve_NSS) September 11, 2021
From Mr. Simmons pic.twitter.com/j32bJhvc2w
— Vilonia High School (@ViloniaHS) September 11, 2021