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California HS: Fans Reportedly Throwing Tortillas at Latino Players 'Reprehensible'

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 21, 2021

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Coronado High School boys basketball fans threw tortillas at players from Escondido, California's Orange Glen High School, which serves a predominantly Latino and Hispanic population, following their team's win in the CIF Southern California Boys Basketball Division 4-A Regional Championship last Saturday.

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A video of the aftermath of the Coronado Orange Glen championship game clearly shows that players were among the folks who threw tortillas at the Orange Glen players and staff. I’m beyond disappointed. pic.twitter.com/RCIIfEgv4r

Coronado Unified School District Superintendent Karl Mueller issued a statement after the game, calling the incident "reprehensible."

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BREAKING: Coronado Unified School District Superintendent Karl Mueller issues statement on the aftermath of the Coronado Orange Glen championship game. pic.twitter.com/vIFk6z1caz

The CIF has also started its own review:

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CIF State office has issued a statement regarding the incident at the end of the Regional final boys basketball game between Orange Glen and Coronado. @SGVNSports @ocvarsity pic.twitter.com/TGNJAyPSdW

California State Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez called for the CIF to issue sanctions to Coronado High School or strip the school of its title:

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If you think it is a “teaching moment” then have the lesson include real consequences for the near adults.

Coronado defeated Orange Glen 60-57 in overtime.

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