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High School Wrestler's Hair Remains 'Unrelenting Fixation' for Officials

Andrew Johnson was forced to cut his dreadlocks and he's still under scrutiny by wrestling officials, said his attorney, Dominic Speziali.

Andrew Johnson, a wrestler attending Buena Regional High School in New Jersey, was forced by referee Alan Maloney to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match, which sparked outrage around the country last month. This week, another referee wanted Johnson to cover his now shorter hair for a match.

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Racist High School Ref Forces Black Wrestler​ to Cut Dreadlocks ​

New Jersey sports associations have dismissed this racist's behavior before.


UPDATE: Dec. 23, 2018 at 8:44 EST:

Ref Suspended After Forcing Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks


Alan Maloney, a white referee, forced Andrew Johnson, a Black high school wrestler, to cut off his dreadlocks or he would disqualify him from the match.

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