A 12-year-old girl was kicked out of a chess tournament in Malaysia halfway through competition after a referee deemed her dress was “too distracting”.
Writing on Facebook, the young girl’s coach said she was left “harassed and humiliated” by the man’s actions.
“In the middle of Round 2, (without stopping the clocks) Chief Arbiter informs my student that the dress she wore was improper and have violated the dress code of the tournament,” the coach, Kaushal Kal, wrote.
He said the student and her mother were later informed that the tournament’s director had deemed her dress to be “seductive” and said it was a “temptation from a certain angle far, far away”.
The girl’s coach shared an image of what the girl was wearing at the time: