White man calls police after being fouled by Black man during a basketball game

Photo: via @trapmoneybenny. The ball player with the grey shirt was accused of a hard foul by the guy standing to the right of the officer.

Some White people continue to abuse the justice system by calling the police on Blacks for non-threatening issues. This time, it was for playing basketball while Black.

On Monday, the police were called after a White man was allegedly fouled during a pick-up basketball game at L.A. Fitness in Sterling, Virginia.

According to Twitter posts by user @TrapMoneyBenny, the incident occurred after a Black player set a screen on a White player during the pick-up basketball game. A screen is a play where an offensive player without the basketball stands in a position to prevent a defender from guarding a player who is dribbling the basketball. Contact is often made during a screen, but it’s a legal play within basketball. The White player, who is visibly significantly smaller than the Black player, believed that he was fouled when the screen was set.

The White player became furious and threatened to call the police. “He gets up, tells everyone he’s going to call the police and walks out, leaving everyone in gym confused,” the witness tweeted. “We thought he was joking until we saw buddy at the front desk on the phone really calling the police.”

A worker at the front desk called the police after the White player claimed that he was assaulted on the basketball court. When the police arrived, they served as mediators as if it were a schoolyard disagreement. No arrests were made, but the police should have charged the White player with making a false report.

In the past 90 days, several incidents of racial profiling have gone viral. The most well-known cases include Black people sitting in Starbucks while Black; staying in an Airbnb while Black; taking a nap at an Ivy League school while Black; golfing at a predominately White male country club while Black; making barbecue in the park while Black; cutting grass while Black; and playing in water while Black.

The racist incidents that are occurring in America are exhausting and can only be solved when the perpetrators are punished for harassing Black people.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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