Soccer team disqualified after 8-year-old misidentified as boy

(AnnRos/Pixabay CC0)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska State Soccer Association is investigating how a youth soccer tournament disqualified a team after misidentifying an 8-year-old girl as a boy.

It had already apologized to Mili Hernandez, who said her team was disqualified from a youth soccer tournament because she looks like a boy.

She told WOWT-TV that tournament organizers thought she was a boy because of her short hair. But she says “Just because I look like a boy doesn’t mean I am a boy. They don’t have a reason to kick the whole club out.”

The player’s club said a misprint in the team’s roster identified Mili as a boy.

Her family brought several forms of identification, including her insurance card and a doctor’s physical form, to prove she’s a girl, but the team was still disqualified.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s