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By Dr. Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday – 3 hours ago

A 5-year-old boy learned the hard way that Columbus, Ohio isn't the only place that hates Michigan - apparently Oklahoma does too.

Young Cooper Barton wore his favorite Michigan shirt to Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City and was told it violated the Oklahoma City Public Schools dress code and was asked to turn the shirt inside out. According to the dress code, students are only allowed to wear Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or apparel from another Oklahoma-state school. Everything else is a violation (especially Texas).

"They should really worry about academics. It wasn't offensive. He's five," Cooper's mother Shannon Barton told News9.com.

The dress code also prohibits professional apparel.

This isn't the first time a kindergartener has been asked to ignore their collegiate allegiance. In February, Emma Burton of Olathe, Kan., refused to color a University of Kansas Jayhawk because she and her parents were devout Kansas State fans.

According to the television station, the Oklahoma City Public Schools dress code was created in 2005 as part of a way to rid schools of gangs and gang apparel

Obviously, it's a little ridiculous to think 5-year-old Cooper was trying to rep his gang colors. His parents are just big Michigan fans and so is he. Consequently, the school district will revisit the dress code policy.

Perhaps it will be overturned so Cooper can rock his shirt for the big game against "Ohio" (as Brady Hoke would say).
 




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 :whoa: Amazing what an uninhibited bureaucracy led by fear and special interests can come up with. On one hand I understand the original rule to stop gang bangers from using team swag as their own colors and such, but this is obviously a case of way to much over reaction to innocent team idolization.  :)*

Of course if the original rule was applicable to a certain age range, or to gang bangers only then the emo police would rear their ugly head and say there is profiling going on and how it will damage the poor friggin hooligans ego if they are labeled "gang banger" and told to leave there obvious gang colors off at school.  :doh!

What happened to the days, when it if it looked like a pile of shit, and smelled like a pile of shit then it could be called a pile of shit?  :shrug:  All without having some pc ass-hat get all pissy because we may upset the pile of shit's self esteem bye calling it what it is.
 




 



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