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Soccer Stars Abby Wambach & Mia Hamm Have Powerful Messages For Little Girl Disqualified For Looking 'Like A Boy'

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Mili Hernandez may not have gotten to play in her tournament's finals — but getting a shoutout from two soccer legends is a nice consolation prize!

In case you missed this insane story of discrimination, the Nebraska 8-year-old's entire team was disqualified from the finals of the girls soccer tournament because organizers couldn't be convinced Hernandez wasn't a boy.

The Springfield Soccer Association has since claimed there was a clerical error that listed her as a boy, but the parents provided all the necessary documentation on the day. It was clearly the perception of the judges that kept them from accepting the proof.

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Well, it didn't take long for the chica got some support from the highest level. No, not the Supreme Court! We mean Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach!

Both Olympic gold medalists/FIFA champs reached out to Mili with empowering messages; one even had a special offer! Abby wrote:

While Mia tweeted an amazing invitation:


Not to be outdone, Abby later recorded a special video message about wanting to meet Mili, whom she called "my new hero."

Sounds like Mili is going places, with or without the help of the Springfield Soccer Association!

[Image via WOWT/Judy Eddy/W.Wade/WENN.]

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