Neb. girl disqualified from soccer game for looking like a boy

"Just because I look like a boy doesn't mean I am a boy", Mili told local TV station WOWT 6.

An 8-year-old girl was banned from a soccer tournament in Springfield, Nebraska, on June 4 for having a short hair and resembling a boy (video below). "It's what she likes", Gerardo Hernandez said".

Organizers at a Nebraska soccer tournament recently disqualified Mili Hernandez and her team from participating in the tournament's final match.

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She said, "Just because I can't play here, there's other tournaments that I can play".

Over the weekend, Mili's team was axed from the tournament because of her looks, and her family says it's not fair. Even after being shown documentation that she's a girl, organizers refused to budge. "It's what she always wants to do - play soccer".

Mili said she felt she was treated unfairly.

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You can't really take back what's already happened, but hopefully Hernandez gets to hook up with some USWNT legends and she won't have to go through such a terrible incident ever again.

Bianco said soccer clubs provide player names and genders for the rosters and are responsible for noticing any mistakes and fixing them. And Mili went back to running around a soccer field every chance she got, her hair not quite blowing in the wind. "It's what she always wants to do - play soccer", he said.

Mili plays for Oraha's Azzuri Cachorros girls club team.

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The family could appeal the disqualification to the Nebraska State Soccer Association. "She's been playing so long in different tournaments", he told The Post. By Monday she was back to dribbling a soccer ball and obsessing about her favorite team, Guadalajara's Chivas. "She has a big future ahead of her", said Mili's coach Mo Farivari.

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