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Basketball fans say they were told to move due to race

Posted: 9:24 AM, Feb 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-10 11:24:49-05
A group of Native American basketball fans say they were asked to move at a high school basketball game because of their race.
 
Globe High School fans traveled to American Leadership Academy's Queen Creek campus Tuesday for girls and boys basketball games. School officials say some Globe fans became unruly in the stands and were asked to move to the visitors' side of the gym. Eventually the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was called to move them. 
 
The Globe fans who were asked to move are Native American. They say they were not singled out and instead were asked to move because of their race.
 
American Leadership Academy says the request for fans to move was not racially motivated. Referees asked that the fans be moved because of their behavior.
 
A Facebook Live video of the incident was shared with ABC15 showing what appears to be part of the incident: