Virginia basketball referee banned from officiating in future games after singling out girl’s braids, blue weave mid-game


A Virginia basketball referee has been banned from officiating in any future games after singling out a girl’s hairstyle and wrongly saying it was against the rules.

Erica Guerrier, who coaches her daughter’s team, says the official pointed to her 10-year-old girl’s braids and blue weave mid game and said the style was not allowed.

Guerrier says the referee made an unnecessary spectacle of her daughter during a basketball game in Chesapeake over the weekend.

Virginia High School League Executive Director Billy Haun says the referee should not have raised his concern publicly, WAVY-TV reports.

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