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Wresting referee forces highschool student to cut off his dreadlocks, sparking massive outrage

Rodolfo Vieira
Dec 26, 2018
04:16 P.M.
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A New Jersey referee is currently under investigation after forcing a high-school wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks before the start of a match.

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The incident took place at the Buena Regional High School on Wednesday and the student was given the option to cut his hair or forfeit the match.

The video of the student's hair being cut has found its way to the internet, sparking several cries of outrage from the community.

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The referee, Alan Maloney, told Andrew Johnson that his hair and headgear were not compliant with regulation so he had to fix it in order to compete.

Following the outrage sparked by the controversial decision, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association shared that the referee would not officiate any matches "until a review could be completed."

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A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION

Furthermore, it has been announced that the NJSIAA is currently investigating the case and trying to determine whether an infraction occurred or not.

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Civil Liberties accused Maloney's actions of being discriminatory, and that "no-loc bans are designed to oppress and shame black people."

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A FEELING OF DÉJÀ VU

The group added that the National Federation of State High School Associations was forbidding black people from expressing their "blackness," and that such behavior has no place in today's society.

This wasn't the first time that Maloney has found himself in a similar situation. Back in 2016, the referee verbally attacked a colleague with racial slurs during an argument over home-made wine.

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SETTING AN EXAMPLE

Racism is still an issue. Thankfully, there are still good people willing to set an example, even at the cost of their life, which was what happened to 25-year-old Chad Merril.

Merrill was fatally shot in the chest outside a restaurant in York, Pennsylvania, after standing up for his friend Jerrel Douglas, who was a victim of racial abuse.

His murderer, who was reportedly drunk at the time, was arrested at his parents' house and is currently being held at the York County Jail without bond.

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