Referee Alan Maloney officiating at a south New Jersey Buena Regional High School wrestling match this past December ordered star wrestler Andrew Johnson to cut off his locs or forfeit the game. Young Andrew only had 90 seconds to decide. As you can see in the above video some woman viciously cuts Andrew’s locs… And he won the match anyway!
Locs are seen as a threat by some other cultures who do not understand a hairstyle that may seem bizarre. Many people wear locs for the spiritual aspect and a deep sense of pride of their natural hair. For someone to forcibly cut ones locs is an attempt to slash their power….it didn’t work this time….despite the tragedy of it all.