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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:

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8-Year-Old Girl Disqualified From Playing In A Tournament For Looking Like A Boy — WTF?!?

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This is SO not okay.

An 8-year-old girl from Nebraska was barred from playing in the finals for the Springfield Soccer Club's girls tournament as organizers for the event insisted she was a boy. WHAT???

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Apparently, Mili Hernandez's short hair left officials CONVINCED the soccer-loving youngster was a boy trying to play in the girls tournament. On her decision to keep her hair short, Mili explained:

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not Gay, But…

This wouldn't be surprising! Had to word this just right! Ha!

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