Alan Maloney is out for revenge, following an incident that took place in December 2018.
Maloney is known as the referee who forced a high school wrestler, Andrew Johnson, to cut his dreadlocks. Details of the story state that Maloney told the black wrestler to cut his hair, or forfeit the match. Following the incident, the general public accused Maloney of being racist. Since then, Maloney has not been able to act as a referee at other high school wrestling matches.
Epitome of a team player ⬇️
A referee wouldn't allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a win. pic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelJSZ) December 20, 2018
As a result, Johnson is planning to take legal action. According to the AM, his request for the student-athlete to cut his hair wasn’t an act of racism, in fact, he states that he was just following proper protocol. The ref’s paperwork states that he plans to sue the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for defamation. Apparently, Maloney believes that the NJSIAA neglected to have his back in the situation, therefore, allowing for him to be the target of unnecessary backlash.
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