Skip to comments.Colts Jersey Causes Clash at La. School
Posted on 02/06/2010 3:21:03 AM PST by kingattax
A Louisiana high school student says he was sent home for wearing an Indianapolis Colts jersey Friday - the day the principal encouraged students to wear New Orleans Saints black and gold as the teams get ready to face off in the Super Bowl.
"If they tell other students to support their team, why can't I support mine?" Brandon Frost, 17, told The Associated Press. The senior at Maurepas High School moved three years ago from Indianapolis to the rural town 30 miles from Baton Rouge.
A Livingston Parish School Board member said Frost wasn't sent home, but was told he couldn't wear the blue jersey at school. Keith Martin, whose district includes Maurepas, said the school uniform had been relaxed only for black and gold.
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Several mistakes were made. First, if the school relaxes the rule for one team, it should be relaxed for both.
BUT there is just plain courtesy which neither Mr. Frost nor the school exhibited. Mr. Frost forgot that he was basically sitting on the front porch of the Saints. A rural southern town takes its football very seriously and to wear a blue jersey in such a location is like going over to your neighbors, accepting their hospitality and then saying that basically you don’t like them.
The school board forgot that some people just don’t learn manners and that as good hosts, they should have allowed Mr. Frost to express his individuality. Mr. Frost isn’t from around there and shouldn’t be expected to conform to cultural norms.
Yes, yes, I know that Mr. Frost had gone to that school for three years, but he is still, when all is said and done, a yankee and that explains everything.
but he is still, when all is said and done, a yankee and that explains everything.
And just where are your manners?
Tou wrote: “but he is still, when all is said and done, a yankee and that explains everything.”
You stay classy now, OK?
It is not rude to recognize a basic personality trait. Mr. Frost can’t help being a yankee. It is just the way he is born. Tolerance and forebearance must be extended.
“Mr. Frost forgot that he was basically sitting on the front porch of the Saints. A rural southern town takes its football very seriously and to wear a blue jersey in such a location is like going over to your neighbors, accepting their hospitality and then saying that basically you dont like them.”
Respectfully disagree. I live about 15 miles from Neyland Stadium, where the UT Vols play. Rivals and opponents are fully expected to wear their team jerseys, fly their flag, whatever on game day. When we wear orange to work on Friday, we fully expect the Alabama and Ga fans to wear their red, the Ky fans to wear their blue, and the Fla and Auburn fans and grads to wear that gawd-awful bluey-red-orangey combo they both seem to like.
If they don’t wear their team colors, you may not know who to taunt. :)
The school’s policy is as if to say, “Support our team or you can’t be part of the fun.” Bad bad policy and the kids should have been allowed to wear a blue jersey. To forbid it is silly.
Thank you for your encouragement. I do my best.
Yes, rivals may wear their team colors on GAME DAY in an opposition location. When I have traveled up to Knoxville, I did indeed wear my cherished Navy and Burnt Orange and when you come down to the Loveliest Village, I expect that for some inexplicable reason you’ll wear that garish orange. That is indeed to be expected AT THAT TIME.
However, if I went to Tuscaloosa (home of that trade school), I would stiffle my color combos in an effort to somehow get along. I would never utter a supporting sentence for them (who could?) but I wouldn’t be derogatory either.
But the Super Bowl isn’t being played in New Orleans. Yes, Mr. Frost had the right to wear whatever he wishes. The school was wrong. However, legally right doesn’t necessarily equal proper. If Mr. Frost wanted to irritate his classmates he certainly choose an excellent way of doing it.
I’ll be so happy when the Aint’s get put back under their rock.
The school has a uniform policy. They relaxed it for the day telling the kids to wear their black and gold.
Frost took it on himself to wear the blue and white.
The school told him he had to change shirt to the school uniform.
Don’t worry the kid will end up suing the school and win.
School will stick to wearing the uniform from here on out.
This is so actionable, I could win this case, hands down! And I'd have the trial moved to Indianapolis (in between N'Orleans and Baltimore...) to be assured of an impartial jury. :-)
Totally understand and so do a lot of loyal Saint fans.
We are also not excited about that fat pig Kim Kardashian making the SB about her.
When Reggie dumped her, she should have stayed dumped.
Hmmmmmmm. My DIL is from there. After having visited there, I can believe it. (Although I have to admit that in our rural community near Houston someone who wore an oppossing team’s jesey had the Texans beeen in the SB would have received a hostile reception as well. (But I doubt he would have been kicked out of class and sent home from school. He may have had his ass kicked though.) LOL!!!
Is not the obverse true as well?
You can’t put the $hit back in the horse!
The snippet of the article at the top does not give the information as to whether or not the admin knew Mr. Frost was a Colts supporter. Basically, I do think the school made the greater error and should have extended Mr. Frost the priviledge of his opinions. I think I stated that earlier. I also suspect that there has been a lot of irritation on both sides. So, yes, the obverse is true as well.
Well, FRiends, as much fun as I am having, it is time for me to go to bed. The power just went out and I am FReeping in the dark. I will be more than happy to respond to most (allowing for the possibility that I may choose not to respond to some) postings to me when I get up in the morning. Good night!
Too bad the school has never learned good sportsmanship.
Then again, it merely confirms the Tulane chant of:
Normally, if there is a team from the South, I always pick them. This year, I picked the Colts due to the Kenyan's "Kiss Of Death". LOL
” A host above all must be nice to his guests.”
From,”Thidwick the Big Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss
What an idiot. Manners? You think the kid lacked manners because he preferred the Colts over the Saints and actually thought he had the first amendment rights to express that preference? If the Saints fans in your area are that sensitive perhaps you should all take a course in how to behave as adults, including the principal of that school.
How about a little common sense...who would let their kid go to school in a colts jersey in the heart of cajun country. Rights my a$$....any fool would know that it would cause the kid grief. The parents are the ones who needs their heads examined!
The South lost...the Yankees kicked your ass...the farmers from New England proved to be tougher than you southern boys
just plain courtesy
Oh come on! No bigger rivals than OU/Texas, but we each wear our colors proudly when on each other’s turf. What you are saying is the kid should have acted like he was afraid of who he was. Give him credit, it took guts to be loyal to his team. The school administration acted really dumb.
I’m a Saints fan but get real. The school showed bad judgement about the colts jersey and since when do we refer to a 17 yr old kid as Mister?
No kidding, reminds me of the Seinfeld episode “You MUST wear the Jersey!”....
Can’t think of that episode. All I can think of is the painting the chests for the hockey game.
You are so full of excrement.
In your world, choice apparently doesn’t extend to decision of which team is supported in a sporting event. You claim it is rude for young Mr. Frost to have expressed his support for the opposing team while on the New Orleans Saints’ plantation.
How utterly idiotic.
..can’t think of that incident....
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Kramer signed up for an AIDS walk and adamantly refused to wear the ribbon. Ended up getting his butt kicked...
Louisiana school administrators aren't color blind
Who dat about to get fired? A Louisiana high school principal, dat's who.
In case you haven't heard, the Saints are playing in Sunday's Super Bowl. To celebrate, Maurepas High School in Livingston Parish told students that for one day only they could trade-in their boring a*s school uniforms for Saints t-shirts and jerseys. A glorious concession to winning-starved Saints fans.
Most students dressed accordingly, even 17-year-old Brandon Frost. The problem: Frost grew up in Indianapolis, and he chose to wear a Colts jersey. Sounds harmless enough. Unfortunately, he never got to experience a full day of name-calling and ridicule from his fellow Saints fans.
"Frost didn't even have time to sit down in his first-period English class before the principal of his Livingston Parish school yanked him out of class and told him he was being sent home for the day because of his choice in attire."Now that's cold, and incredibly stupid. Frost was simply doing what the rest of the kids at school were allowed to do -- show their team spirit.
Predictably the ACLU is now involved in this muckety muck, and heads will most definitely roll. When the Saints inevitably lose (and this kind of karma can't be helping), they'll have a pin-headed high school administrator to thank.
Don’t worry people. All you folks siding with the kid are in full agreement with the ACLU.
Even a stopped clock....
This is beyond stupid. The kid wore a jersey on a day jerseys were encouraged. He just happened to wear a different jersey. This principal is clearly a pinhead.
Now that I recall. LOL. Great episode. He had been partying the night before.
The Jersey had me scratching my head.
The Jersey had me scratching my head.....
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Yes...but there is a very fine line between rights, ignorance and common sense.
Yes, the lad had the RIGHT to wear the Colts Jersey, but showed IGNORANCE by doing so and also showed he lacked COMMON SENSE.
And if he was ‘different’ from his peers in any other way, it could have proven to be the catalyst for a good stomping...
Sorry, when I wrote the comment, I was still referring to your comment earlier about the Seinfeld episode. LOL. I should have made the comment clearer.