8 year old Konner Vanetta was recently told by the Weld County School System that he was not allowed to wear Denver Bronco Quarterback Peyton Manning’s jersey to school because the number 18 is associated with gangs.
I say again, a third grader is not allowed to wear a football jersey to school because of a number on it.
When asked what other numbers the School System bans, they came up with “13, 14, 18, 31, 41, 81” because, well, I guess gangs are in to numerology?
There are so many fucktarded things going on here that I feel I need to break it down.
1) You ban things that gangs wear to show their affiliation, presumably for some reason, not one of which I can muster up enough energy to give a shit thinking about.
WHY? If the gang members are all wearing shit that says “Hey, I’m in this gang!” wouldn’t it make it that much fucking easier to keep an eye on them and their illegal activities?
Also, where did MY rights (or Konner’s) go here? Right out the fucking window for no good reason.
2) Numbers? Really? NUMBERS?
Do you also skim their math tests to make sure you avoid “gang related questions” such as “What is 9x9?”
3) 9x9 might actually be on his test… BECAUSE HE IS EIGHT FUCKING YEARS OLD!
If you think a third grader is in a gang, you’ve got bigger fucking problems to deal with than what he is or is not wearing to school on that particular day.
I am begging the entire school system of Weld County to please read David Carradine’s unreleased manifesto entitled: “How To Jerk Like A Boss” and follow the instructions.
Link to story: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/09/05/bronco-fans-told-cant-wear-peyton-manning-jerseys-to-school/