Parents and fans who attended a recent girls basketball game in Sacramento say students hurled racial slurs and insults at members of the McClatchy High team, reports CBS Sacramento.
“A lot of our girls on our team are of Asian descent,” said Glen Kumamoto who’s daughter is on the McClatchy team “So I started to hear chants like ‘soy sauce’ ‘go back to Fiji,’ gestures about small eyes things like that,” he said.
Things at one point got physical, according to Kumamoto with a fan from Oak Ridge pushing down a McClatchy player.
The El Dorado Union High School District responded with a statement:
We are disappointed and saddened by this situation and are working to address the inappropriate behavior. It is our expectation that respect be given to all during our athletic events and apologize that this was not the case on this particular evening. The actions of those who participated in this unacceptable behavior are not a true reflection of our student body.
You can also hear about how fans were also accused of body shaming and the reaction from the McClatchy coach in the clip below from CBS Sacramento.
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