• In this Feb. 2, 2016 photo provided by Richard Johnson, the girls basketball team at Flagstaff, Ariz., High School does a cheer with their hair tied back in traditional Navajo buns before taking the floor for pre-game warmups. But before play could begin the referee made them remove the hair ties, saying they were a safety hazard. This sparked sharp criticism from the school’s principal and the president of the Navajo Nation. Officials say the hair ties won’t be prohibited in the future.(Richard Johnson via AP)

    Call over Native American hair bun at game prompts outcry

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The board that governs Arizona high school sports says members of a girls’ basketball team can wear their hair in traditional Navajo buns after a referee’s decision to ban the hairstyle at a game this week caused an outcry.