An eight-year-old girl wasn't able to play in a soccer tournament over the weekend because she "looks like a boy."
Here is more on the story, which took place in Nebraska, courtesy of ESPNW:
Mili Hernandez, who is one of the best players of the Omaha Azzuri Cachorros's 11-year-old squad, was about to play in the finals of the Springfield Soccer Club tournament on Sunday when she was told that her team had been disqualified because she looks like a boy.
Hernandez's parents claimed they showed organizers her insurance card to prove their daughter, who wears short hair, is a girl.
So, not only was Hernandez banned, but her whole team got booted as well. Pretty wild.
When you consider the fact her parents brought documentation, it seems odd that she wasn't allowed to play. After all, what is the difference between that and a team using a birth certificate to show that the really big kid they have is the correct age?
Hernandez was visibly upset about what happened, according to her father. U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach came to her defense on Twitter.
It will be interesting to see if Hernandez is allowed to play in future events.