BROWN DEER — A Milwaukee cheerleader and her mom are speaking out after they say a man used racial slurs in the parking lot after a high school basketball game.
Thursday night, a girls basketball playoff game in Brown Deer ended with police breaking up a fight in the parking lot. Milwaukee School of Languages took on Pius XI Catholic High School for the sectional semi-finals.
Jameila Williams, 16, a cheerleader from MSL, said as she was walking out of the gym. There was a confrontation, and she says the n-word was used.
"As I was walking through the door, there was this random guy. He comes by me and pushes me against the door. And like, I hit the metal part of the door, and he called me a 'loser' and n-word," said Jameila Williams.
That's when Jameila says the crowd started fighting. Brown Deer Police were called. Jameila's mom Kehana Wiallawas still inside the school when the incident happened.
"Her face was completely red, her hair was all over the place. You can clearly see something had happened to her," said Kehana Williams.
Brown Deer Police said when they arrived, multiple people were arguing in the parking lot. They arrested a 55-year-old Greenfield man for disorderly conduct. Officers said he pushed a 16-year-old girl during an altercation.
TMJ4 News reached out to Pius XI for a response but did not hear back.
Milwaukee Public Schools released a statement saying:
"It is inappropriate to use racial slurs. We expect any fans or spectators to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. We hope other districts encourage their fans to do the same."
"It was something I would have not have expected to happen at a basketball game that was for children. These are kids at the end of the day, why did you have to do this? It was not the children that did this; this was the adult," said Kehan Williams.
Brown Deer Police said they are still investigating what started the fight. Jameila's mom said she wants to see the fan banned from future basketball games.