CanesVision issues reprimands for 'Mexi-cam' image

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The company that produces images and
content for the Jumbotron at North Carolina State home games has
apologized to the university for an offensive image that appeared
onscreen during last week's game against Clemson.
CanesVision, which is owned by the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and
also produces content for the hockey team, has reprimanded
employees involved in the incident, a team official said Wednesday
through spokesman Kyle Hanlin. It was unclear how many employees
were reprimanded, though none was fired.
The incident occurred during the Wolfpack's 31-10 loss to
Clemson last Thursday. After several fans were featured on the
video screen with titles such as "Kissing Cam" and "Fan Cam,"
an image appeared with the title "Mexi-Cam," according to an
editorial Monday in NC State's student newspaper, The Technician.
The person featured on the video screen was a CanesVision
employee, and company director Pete Soto has sent a letter of
apology to the university, Hanlin said.
"Obviously this was an unfortunate mistake that was in
extremely poor taste," Matt West, vice president of business
operations for the Hurricanes, said through Hanlin. "It is in no
way representative of CanesVision's work."
Annabelle Vaughan, a spokeswoman for NC State, referred
questions to athletic director Lee Fowler. Fowler did not
immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
CanesVision operates in the RBC Center, home to the Hurricanes
and NC State's men's basketball team. The company -- which also
produces commercials and other sports-related content -- works with
the university to produce images and video for the large scoreboard
at one end of Carter-Finley Stadium.