In a strange twist of events, ESPN announcer Robert Lee has been removed from his assignment in Charlottesville, where he was supposed to call an upcoming Virginia game.

Due to recent protests in Charlottesville, ESPN thought having an announcer who shares a name with a Confederate war general wasn’t the best idea.

In an announcement released on Tuesday night, the network explained the decision to switch Lee to a new game:

Lee has been with ESPN since 2016 and will continue to call games for the network, though presumably not in Charlottesville for the time being.

Broadcasting assignments are switched around by networks all the time, but this is one of the more unusual reasons for making a change.

ESPN added that Lee said he’d feel more comfortable not going to Charlottesville, and that played a role in the decision:

What assignment Lee will now have for Week 1 remains to be seen, but it appears he’ll be calling a game somewhere that weekend.

When the Cavaliers kick off their 2017 campaign against William & Mary, the game will still be broadcast by the network, but someone other than Lee will be in the booth.

The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 2.