Video: Referee tells US school wrestler to cut hair or forfeit match

In this image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match.- AP
In this image taken from a video provided by SNJTODAY.COM, Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson gets his hair cut courtside minutes before his match.- AP

New Jersey - Many posts on Twitter said that the referee's actions were "cruel" and "humiliating".



By IANS

Published: Sun 23 Dec 2018, 8:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 23 Dec 2018, 11:29 AM

A video has gone viral on Twitter in which a referee is seen asking a US high-school wrestler to either cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match.

Teenager Andrew Johnson chose to have his hair cut at the venue, and went on to win the match at his school in New Jersey, the BBC reported on Sunday.
The video has been viewed by millions since Friday. It shows the hair being cut away by a coach or trainer and Johnson then winning in overtime to help his school to victory.
With some accusing referee Alan Maloney of racial discrimination, an inquiry was ordered on the matter.
It has been recommended that he should not officiate pending a review, although some officials said he was following rules.
Many posts on Twitter said that the referee's actions were "cruel" and "humiliating".


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