Looks like justice has been served for the jackass that forced an innocent wrestler to cut his hair, or, be forced to forfeit a game. The New Jersey School District that reportedly employed former referee Alan Maloney, uh, has confirmed that he has been fired in wake of the racially charged incident.
Earlier this month, uh, Maloney gave Andrew Johnson, 16, an ultimatum. An ultimatum that included cutting his beloved dreadlocks, or, forfeiting the game. Presumably, and as assumed, the ultimatum caused almost instant backlash online. Turns out, uh, Johnson didn’t actually have to cut his hair to continue to play in the game. The racially charged incident occurred literally at the hands of Maloney, thankfully, whom is now out of a job.
Johnson’s parents released the following statement following the situation. “Andrew was visibly shaken after he and his coaches made every effort to satisfy the referee short of having his hair cut.” reads the statement.
Meanwhile, we’ve confirmed that the state of New Jersey is investigating Maloney for reported racism and the act itself. Per other students, uh, and the video (there’s literal video) Maloney used unclean shears (actual shears) to force the boy to cut his hair.