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Asian American player punched & allegedly called racial slur

A San Jose family is outraged after they say an opposing basketball player during an AAU tournament game in Oakland punched and called their teen a racial slur.

The family says it doesn’t understand why the offending player didn’t receive anything more than a reprimand.

CBS5 obtained video of the incident and agreed not to reveal the last name of the family which fears retailation.

The video shows the boy Evan scrambling for the ball. Another player grabs the boy from Evan and a second player later shoves him to the ground.

Evan appears to verbally confront that player then walks away before returning. That’s when he is punched in the head. No one intervenes.

“Not one single parent stood up to go protect my son, I ran across the gym to get him,” Lennie said.

The game was between Evan’s team, the South Bay Snipers, and the San Francisco Generals.

An attendee at the game named Olivia said her son also heard profanity and racial slurs being used.

“Several of the boys said they were using a lot of profanity using the ‘B’ word using the ‘C’ word,” Olivia said to CBS5.

Olivia says she can’t believe the referees didn’t even call a technical foul.

After several parents complained, the league banned the player who threw the punch from Sunday’s game.

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