Abby Wambach

Girl's short haircut had nothing to do with her team being disqualified from soccer tournament, director says

Girl's short haircut had nothing to do with her team being disqualified from soccer tournament, director says

A girls youth soccer team was disqualified from a tournament in Nebraska last weekend because of multiple rule infractions, not because of one player’s appearance, according to the tournament director.

Omaha’s Azzurri Cachorros girls 11-and-under club team was not allowed to play in their semifinal game of the Springfield Invitational on Sunday. One of the players, 8-year-old Mili Hernandez, and others made national headlines when they claimed they were disqualified because tournament officials saw Hernandez’s short hair and thought she was a boy.

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