Racist Referee Gets Benched After Forcing Black Student to Cut off His Dreadlocks Prior to Wrestling Match

Not all referees are racist, but there’s a 99.6% likelihood that you just might be a racist ass referee if you:

  • a) Just so happen to hurl racial slurs at your co-workers.
  • b) Force a black high school student to cut off his dreads prior to his wrestling match.

As we previously reported, New Jersey referee Alan Maloney is guilty of all the above. And now thanks to NBC News, we have an update.

A New Jersey referee who forced a high-school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks right before a match has been barred from further officiating pending an investigation into the incident, school district officials said Friday.

The unnamed Buena Regional High School student was told at a match Wednesday night that his hair and headgear were not compliant with regulation and would have to instantly cut his long locks or forfeit the round, according to a statement Friday from the Buena Regional School District.

Good riddance.

On Friday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association issued a statement in response:


“Regulations regarding hair length and legal hair covers for wrestlers are provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations. At this point, the NJSIAA is working to determine the exact nature of the incident and whether an infraction occurred.”

But it was the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union who took to Twitter to call it exactly what it is.


“No-loc bans are designed to oppress and shame Black people not just for expressing Blackness, but for their Blackness,” they tweeted. “They have no place in our society and certainly not in our schools.”


Like I said, good riddance. 

Menace to supremacy. Founder of Extraordinary Ideas and co-host and producer of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast. Impatiently waiting for ya'll to stop putting sugar in grits.

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One of the hardest things to watch is seeing him have to make this decision, and endure the trauma of being demeaned. My heart is breaking for him.

And I’m also pissed and yet not surprised that a whole gym full of people that watched this happen and did NOTHING!!! They didn’t stand up for him they didn’t stand behind him. They silently supported bigotry.

I can only hope that this young man gets through this and that the lasting effects of this incident drive him forward and upward