Oklahoma school bans Michigan gear?
By Louis Ojeda Jr.
Michigan Wolverine football apparently is not only frowned upon in the state of Ohio, but also in Oklahoma.
An Oklahoma City 5-year-old student was forced to turn his maize and blue T-shirt inside-out by the elementary school principal, according to a report by KWTV News 9.
Although he couldn’t sport his family’s favorite school colors, he can wear an Oklahoma Sooners or Oklahoma State Cowboys shirt. Oklahoma City Public Schools only allow in-state college apparel to be worn.
The policy has the kindergartener’s mother outraged.
“They should really worry about academics. It wasn’t offensive. He’s 5,” she told News 9.
The incident has the school district believing it needs to re-evaluate its dress code rules which were set in 2005 with an Anti-Gang Task Force.
“When I talked with the superintendent, he absolutely had concerns about it and thinks it might be outdated,” an OKCPS spokeswoman told News 9.
For now at least, this young sports fan will have to save his Wolverine pride for Saturdays.