Coach Fired After Racist Tortilla Incident at Boys HS Basketball Game

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It feels like we’ve been experiencing more racist incidents in high school sports lately. Now we learn of a new incident, this time involving food.

It all happened this past weekend at a California high school boy’s championship basketball game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School. After Corondao won, 60-57, and shook hands with Orange Glen players, the drama began.

According to Orange Glen coaches, Coronado’s coach hurled profanities at the team and told them to get out of the gym. He called them losers as well.

“The [Coronado] head coach and the assistant coach came over to our bench and kind of said some words that were inappropriate and told us that we should take our kids and ‘get the F* out’ because we were a bunch of losers,” said Lizardo Reynoso, assistant coach for Orange Glen High School.

When Glen’s head coach approached their bench to check his profane behavior, the fireworks began.

“As we approached their bench, not physically, just kind of went over there with our choice of words, let them know how unclassy we felt that was and how disgusting, disrespectful it was to do that. Then, tortillas were being thrown in our direction,” said Orange Glen head coach Chris Featherly.

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