A short-haired girl was disqualified from a Nebraska soccer tournament because organizers thought she looked like a boy.Mili Hernandez is just 8 years old but plays well enough to compete with 11-year-olds for Omaha’s Azzuri Cachorros girls club team, reported WOWT-TV.
She helped her team reach the finals over the weekend at the Springfield Soccer Club girls tournament, but Mili and her teammates were abruptly disqualified Sunday before taking the field.
Tournament organizers insisted Mili, who prefers to keep her hair short, was a boy — and they could not be persuaded otherwise.
“Just because I look like a boy doesn’t mean I am a boy,” Mili said.
This says more about the perverted minds of the tournament officials and says it loudly than anything else we've read recently.
Also, we have a strong suspicion that the opposing team had someone afraid they would loose the match and they could not let that happen (a parent, a coach, an official, etc.) so they concocted this farce ... if her looking like a boy was a problem it should have been brought up prior to the tournament not after all matches had been played to decide who would play in the final for the championship.