American basketball player accuses Australian competition of racism for threatening to ban her for wearing her braids out

Team-mates took the knee in protest against the ‘racist’ veto before their game on Saturday (pictured) after Basketball Australia admitted the mistake and scrapped the edict.

An American hoops star has lashed out at Basketball Australia for ‘clear racial discrimination’ after she was threatened with a ban over her braided hair.

Melbourne¬†Boomers’ US import Tiffany Mitchell, 27, was told she’d never play in the WNBA until she put her long braids into a bun to stop them flicking into rivals’ faces.

But the rule Basketball Australia cited has been axed by the sport’s international body – and should have gotten the chop in Australia too.

Team-mates took the knee in protest against the ‘racist’ veto before their game on Saturday after Basketball Australia admitted the mistake and scrapped the edict.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Kevin Airs