High School Basketball Coach in Chicago Resigns After Accusing Refs Of Racism

(CBS CHICAGO) — A Chicago high school basketball coach has resigned after claiming white officials cheated his mostly black team out of a Class 4A Michigan City Regional win last Saturday.

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reported: The Warsaw Tigers threw a full court pass to their star player with 2.8 seconds left in the game. The team guarded a player and went up for the long pass. The refs called a foul, prompting fans to start throwing things at the officials. 

Trgovich thought the white referees cheated his mostly black basketball team out of a Michigan City regional win. He also questioned why a black official never worked one of his games.

Indiana High School Athletic Association Commissioner did not say anything specific about the controversial game. He noted that an African-American referee called the championship game Warsaw would play in, which resulted in a loss to the all-black Merrillville basketball team.

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