Ugly incident at a boys high school basketball game in Southern California over the weekend … when opposing fans and players from a predominantly white school fired tortillas at a largely Latino hoops team after a heated playoff game.
It all went down at the CIF championship game between Coronado H.S. and Orange Glen H.S. Saturday night … where Coronado eeked out a 3 point win in a hotly contested game.
According to reports, instead of celebrating with class … some Coronado fans (and reportedly several players) began hurling the traditional Mesoamerica food at the Orange Glen players as they stood on the court only moments after the devastating 60-57 loss.
Many people have described the obviously pre-planned attack as being racist.
On Sunday, Coronado’s superintendent released a statement addressing the “reprehensible” incident.
“Swift action will be taken to address all those involved, and they will be held accountable. it is our hope to create opportunities to dialogue with the orange glen community in an attempt to repair.”
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) — which oversees H.S. hoops — also addressed the ugly situation, saying their org. “prohibits discrimination” … and vowing to investigate and “determine the appropriate next steps.”
The Coronado school district also announced they will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday.
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