Referee that cut a young man loss during a high school wrestling match has been suspended. The whole this is just jacked up. This took place in New Jersey ( us Philadelphians of color know New Jerusalem ain’t for the brown or yellow, but hey) in the the Buena Regional School District.
The referee refused to let the young man wrestle with a cover on his locs, so he was forced with the ultimatum to either cut his loss or forfeit the round because apparently his hair and headgear was not in regulation.
While in tears Andrew Johnson had to endure blatant public humiliation, and black oppression. The main goal of black oppression is to humiliate, and deter Blacks from participating in things White people enjoy to do. Andrew Johnson won the match, but what did he really win?
Andrew’s determination helped shed a spotlight on the treatment of black people. He will have a great career because he made a sacrifice to achieve a goal, and be the greater good of a cause.
The referee is suspended, and under investigation
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association released a statement that said it would recommend the referee to not officiate any matches until a review could be completed.
“Regulations regarding hair length and legal hair covers for wrestlers are provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations,” the statement read. “At this point, the NJSIAA is working to determine the exact nature of the incident and whether an infraction occurred.”