The Anti Asian hate continues. An Asian American teenager was punched and called a racial slur while playing at a basketball tournament in Oakland. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred during a AAU tournament game at indoor basketball center Soldiertown on Saturday, according to KPIX 5.
“In the video, Evan is seen trying to grab a loose ball before an opposing player reaches it. That player passes the ball to a teammate and then is seen pushing Evan. Evan gets up and is then pushed to the ground by a second opposing player standing nearby.
Words are exchanged before Evan walks away and returns to the player, who then punches Evan in the head.
“Not one single parent stood up to go protect my son, I ran across the gym to get him,” Lennie said.
She said that, well before the punch, the other team — the San Francisco Generals — repeatedly called Evan and his South Bay Snipers teammates a racial slur used against Asians.
“They did use the ‘C’ word,” Lennie said.
“Two-thirds of the team are Asian,” Eduardo said.
A witness named Olivia, who also didn’t want her last name released, said her son who also played at the tournament heard the alleged racial abuse on the court.
“Several of the boys said they were using a lot of profanity using the ‘B’ word using the ‘C’ word,” Olivia said.”
An Asian San Jose teen was punched in the head and called racial slurs by black players during a tournament basketball game in Oakland. It was all caught on video. #StopAsianHate https://t.co/Sqnq22wBtH
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 4, 2021
The incident left Evan with a concussion.
The worst part is no one apologized,” his father told KPIX 5.
Some parents reportedly confronted the tournament director, who initially refused to watch the video of the incident.
His parent are planning to file a police report.
This Anti Asian hate has to stop now.