New Jersey ref with history of racism forces high school wrestler to cut off dreadlocks

Referee Alan Maloney works the amateur wrestling circuit in New Jersey. He also has an alleged history of being a piece-of-shit racist. On Wednesday night, Buena Regional High School had a wrestling meet with Oakcrest High. Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson was putting on the required head protections for participants with long hair—Johnson had dreadlocks. SNJ’s Mike Frankel decided that what happened next was great sports excitement!


Epitome of a team player ⬇️A referee wouldn’t allow 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.

— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelSNJ) December 20, 2018

“Epitome of a team player.” 

Frankel was quickly lambasted by people online for essentially celebrating a hate crime. According to Sports Illustrated, Buena went on to win the match. Keep in mind that the sport of wrestling literally has specific head protections for this very reason. Also, even though this should not matter, please take a look at the video and note how long everybody’s fucking hair is compared with Johnson’s! There are various school systems that have attempted to employ other racist punishments for young black men and women for being themselves, including implementing hair policies that ban braids.

Source: dailykos