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C-Falls Announcer Fired for 'Unfortunate and Inexcusable Comment'


January 22, 2020

For the second time in less than a year, administrators at Columbia Falls High School are responding to a racially charged incident at a girls basketball game between the Wildkats and Browning High School.

On Thursday, Jan. 16, Columbia Falls’ public address announcer introduced the visiting team as the Browning “Lazy” Indians. In a letter sent by Columbia Falls Principal Scott Gaiser the day after the game, the unnamed announcer “stated that his use of the word ‘lazy’ instead of ‘lady’ was an unintended blunder.” Gaiser later called the comment “embarrassing.” Browning is the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.


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