Girl banned from soccer game because she looks like a boy

Girl banned from soccer game because she looks like a boy

Girl banned from soccer game because she looks like a boy

Mili's boyish appearance is partially due to her short hair style, which Mili says she prefers.

"We showed them all different types of IDs", her sister, Alina Hernandez, told KMTV.

Fellow soccer star Mia Hamm also supported Mia on Twitter, inviting her to attend one of her soccer camps and to "be you".

"The president of the tournament said that we made our decision and we wouldn't change it".

"I think this is discrimination and this can impact Mili psychologically", says soccer mom Silvia Ortez. She's won gold medals, and a World Cup and U.S. Soccer Player of the Year, and Federation Internationale de Football Association player of the year.

Her dad, Gerardo Hernandez said his daughter was "shocked" by the move.

Even if the finals are already over, Mili and her family plan to fight the decision.

What should have been an exciting weekend, however, was ruined when the tournament organizers suddenly disqualified Mili and her team.

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In a statement to WOWT 6 News, the soccer club said, "Listing a male player on a girls team roster is a violation of state and tournament rules". Their proof? Hernandez has a short hair cut. And Mili went back to running around a soccer field every chance she got, her hair not quite blowing in the wind.

Her family provided her insurance card details, but it still was not enough for the tournament organisers.

"They just weren't listening", said Mili.

"Tournament officials are committed to the kids that play and if a team has rostering issues the tournament officials are willing to address the issues prior to the start of the tournament to avoid future confusion". "So I don't like my hair long", she said.

The association said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that it would suspend the sanctioning of the Springfield Invitational until it completed a detailed review and the organizers took steps to ensure nothing similar will happen again.

Mili said the situation was unfair, but she wouldn't let it dampen her enthusiasm.

Two-time gold medallist and World Cup victor Hamm made an offer to Mili to play at the Team First Soccer Academy camp, which she hosts.