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Arizona High School Ref Fired For Asking If Basketball Team Had Their Green Cards

Tuesday’s freshman boys basketball game in Arizona between Walden Grove High School and Pueblo High School got off to a racist start when, before tipoff, an official asked Pueblo’s coach if his players had their green cards. You know, that charming little regional joke about how a predominantly Hispanic high school has to be full of undocumented immigrants.

Per the Arizona Daily Star, the Arizona Interscholastic Association issued a statement Wednesday that the official had been fired. Blowback to the remark had picked up steam after it was shared on Facebook:

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Weird, I wonder why a guy in Arizona would feel comfortable making that joke.

[Arizona Daily Star]

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