According to FOXNews.com, students in Colorado are being told they can’t wear their number 18 Peyton Manning jersey’s to school because of an anti-gang policy.
“Some students in Greeley, Colo., are upset over an anti-gang policy that prohibits them from wearing Peyton Manning’s No. 18 jersey,” wrote FOX News.
“They told me I couldn’t wear 18 anymore because it’s a gang number and I had to take it of
“A spokesperson for Weld County District 6 explained the policy has been around for more than three years and applies to the numbers 13, 14,18, 31, 41 and 81,” wrote FOX News.
“We’re Broncos fans ourselves; it has nothing to do with that. We’re just wanting to set a consistent solid, example,” said district spokesperson Roger Fiedler.
I’m all for protecting our children against gangs, but when it comes to elementary school students being prohibited from wearing a football jersey with a particular number, that’s a little silly.
If a school official needs to look at a jersey to figure out if a student is a part of a gang, they need to be educated.