Tourney Lifts Ban on 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts, Boys' Coach Skips Game in Protest

Members of Mendocino High School’s girls varsity basketball team, wearing the T-shirts that got them banned from a three-day basketball tournament in Fort Bragg, hold up signs cheering on the boys’ varsity team, which was allowed to play after 9 of 10 of the athletes agreed not to wear the shirts during warmups. [Photos provided by MendocinoSportsPlus.] Wearing the “I

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I Can't Breathe: Mendocino Team Banned From Tournament for Wearing Controversial T-shirts

Mendocino High School Girls Varsity players:(Front row, left to right): Aimee Gordon, Naomi Baker, Sunny Scott. (Back row) Isobell Hall and Michaela Hubbard. [Photo from Mendocinosportsplus.]  Both the Mendocino High Schoolgirls and boys varsity basketball teams are being scrutinized in the national media today after their donning of “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts got them banned from a local tournament. The

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