Hamm extends invitation to girl humiliated at youth tournament
Jun 06 2017
WOWT-TV reported that Mili was playing with a team of 11 year olds in the Springfield Soccer Club girls tournament when organizers told the squad on Sunday that it had been disqualified. Her father Gerardo Hernandez is supportive of his daughter's passion, saying, "It's what she likes".
Mili Hernandez was supposed to be worrying about playing in the finals of a youth soccer tournament over the weekend with girls three years older.
They checked the roster and noticed that Mili, who has short dark hair, was listed as a boy on the team's regular season roster and the roster for the tournament, Bianco said. "She even was crying after they told us". The family showed them Mili's insurance card, which clearly identified her as female. "It's what she always wants to do, to play soccer", said Geraldo Hernandez. "I didn't like my hair long", Mili told WOWT.
The ruling to disqualify Mili and her OmahaAzzuri Cachorros teammates from the competition obviously left the kiddo "in shock".
After hearing Mili's story, USA soccer legends Mia Hamm and Amy Wambach showed their support on Twitter.
So, let me get this straight: They assumed she was a boy because of her hair (which is ridiculous in the first place), but then, even after they were corrected, they still wouldn't let Mili and her team play? "But they don't have a reason to kick the whole club out".
"They didn't want to listen", said her brother, Cruz Hernandez.
The organizers did say that the Hernandez family can appeal the disqualification to the Nebraska State Soccer Association.
"Just because I can't play here, there's other tournaments that I can play", she said. Her skill on the soccer field?
Moments later, Wambach said she would contact the tournament organizers herself.
Jun 03 2017 Police arrest man after theft from OR train stabbing victim
Tschaggeny was wearing Best's wedding band at the time of his arrest, and police said the victim's book bag was recovered nearby. The Portland Police Bureau tweeted news of the arrest Friday, but did not immediately release the man's name.
Jun 02 2017 Germany, China pledge to boost ties amid Trump concerns
Li said he believed they two had found a solution on the issue of Chinese quotas for electric cars after a lengthy discussion. Merkel and Li met hours ahead of Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
May 31 2017 To Many Americans, Memorial Day Has Lost Its Meaning
The National World War I Museum pulled out all the pomp and circumstance to give our fallen soldiers a ceremony they deserve. Jackson's Memorial Day Procession and Ceremony by the Jackson County Veterans Council at 9 a.m.in downtown Jackson.
May 30 2017 Montana Special Election By the Numbers
After the altercation, Gianforte's campaign issued a statement blaming the reporter and the candidate stayed out of sight. I should not have treated that reporter that way and, for that, I'm sorry Mr. " Ben Jacobs ", he said.