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Back on December 19, a New Jersey high school wrestler was given two options by the referee in order to play in the match. The ref, Alan Maloney, said he could either cut his dreadlocks or opt out of the game.
Andrew wanted to play so he decided to cut them down and ultimately won the match. When a video of his hair getting cut went viral, it sparked headlines and Alan ended up getting suspended. Many suspect Alan’s motives were racially bias since he’s white and the student is black.
Andrew is putting this entire situation behind him and getting back in the game. He played on but*** lost by a 6-2 decision to Clayton/Glassboro wrestler Jaden Hinton, reported on Washington Times. He’s still got his head held high, take a look:
— NJ.com (@njdotcom) January 5, 2019
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#TheWord Alan Maloney, a white referee wouldn’t allow a young black teen; Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. But Maloney has a storied past, especially when it comes to being accused of racism ———————————————————————————————— #andrewjohnson #whatstheword #whatsthewordtv #media #news #politics #trump #chancetherapper #sports #cali #la #vegas #miami #atlanta #atl #newyork #nyc