CBS commentator Gary Danielson is under fire after he was heard chuckling as cameras showed an unconscious photographer being put on a stretcher during Saturday's game between Georgia and Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The photographer, Chamberlain Smith, was injured when UGA running back Brian Herrien ran into her during the second quarter of the Bulldogs' 21-14 win over the Tigers.
Danielson found the moment humorous — even after watching the replay of the scary collision.
gary danielson has been trash for a very long time, and this incident really illustrates just how much trash he is. pic.twitter.com/oFU6nr8Rxk
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 16, 2019
As the broadcast continued, he appeared to ask if Smith was paying attention to the game.
Just an unbelievable time to ask “Do you think she got the shot” pic.twitter.com/rVhS7vb0r4
— Quigs (@BigSeanQ_) November 16, 2019
Twitter was outraged with Danielson's reaction to the moment:
Nothing like Gary Danielson laughing at an injury of a woman on the sidelines. My god.
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) November 16, 2019
It’s really weird to hear Gary Danielson laugh while someone’s life might hang in the balance.
— cyber-bully ghost (@BourbonGhost) November 16, 2019
I don't call for firings, as a general rule. But he was the last guy in the stadium (and in the TV audience) to realize a photographer was injured. Then he laughed about it. Then he wondered aloud if she was to blame.
If he can't do better than that, get out of the booth.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) November 16, 2019
Gary Danielson just laughing off the dead girl on the sideline is one of the wildest things of the 2019 season.
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) November 16, 2019
Gary Danielson needs to be fired after his comments of the photographer being knocked out
— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) November 16, 2019
Gary Danielson has called every single element of this collision and injury incorrectly.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 16, 2019
Gary Danielson's handling of this photographer injury has been ... not good.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 16, 2019
Smith, who was transported to a local hospital, shared a positive update on her condition on Sunday.
Smith said she suffered a concussion, but it could have been much worse.