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Props to Andrew Brewer, basketball coach of the San Antonio area's Alamo Heights High School, for intervening to stop fans of his team from derisively chanting "USA!" after defeating Edison High School, a predominantly Latino team.
According to this article, San Antonio Independent School District Athletic Director Gil Garza filed a complaint with Texas' University Interscholastic League about the Alamo Heights fan behavior.
"I appreciate Coach Brewer taking the action he took to stop it," Garza said. "Our kids try real hard and work extra hard to get to the
regional tournament, and then we have to worry about them being
subjected to this kind of insensitivity.
"To be attacked about your ethnicity and being made to feel that you
don't belong in this country is terrible. Why can't people just applaud
our kids? It just gets old and I'm sick of it."