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Girl With Short Hair Disqualified From Soccer Because She 'Looks Like A Boy'

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Milagros “Mili” Hernandez has been playing soccer since she was five years old. She's so good that at only 8, she is in the 11-year-old's girls soccer division in Omaha, where she lives with her family. The Washington Post reports that Mili's standing with her team is excellent, and her brother says soccer is her obsession and her dream. But last weekend things took a turn when her team, the Azzurri Achurros, won two out of three matches on Saturday, moving to a guaranteed spot on Sunday. A few hours before the meet up, Mili's dad got a call. Someone had complained that the Achurros had a boy on their team.

Mili likes to keep her hair short, and her dad doesn't have a problem with that. Mili told Nebraska NBC affiliate WOWT, “When my hair starts to grow, I put it short because I’ve always had short hair. I didn’t like my hair long.” Someone had mistaken the short-haired girl for a little boy who was winning tournaments against the girl teams.