Apparently, Saints fans at Louisiana?s Maurepas High School take their casual Fridays very seriously.
Maurepas high school senior Brandon Frost was almost sent home on Friday for wearing a Joseph Addai Colts jersey to school, according to The Associated Press. The school had dismissed its regular dress code to celebrate ?Black-and-Gold Day? in anticipation of the Saints? upcoming appearance in Super Bowl XLIV.
Frost, who moved from Indianapolis to Maurepas (a rural town 30 miles outside Baton Rouge) three years ago, wanted to support his team.
?If they tell other students to support their team, why can't I support mine?? Frost told the AP.
School principal Steven Vampran reportedly pulled Frost from his first class, and said in the AP, ?I don't recall saying you could wear a Colts jersey on Black-and-Gold Day.''
The 17-year-old recalls the run-in with the school principal.
?He started to get angry with me,'' Frost told the AP. ?I thought I remember him saying, ?If you like Indiana so much, why don't you go back???
Frost told Vampran that his father had given permission to go home if the Colts? jersey was a problem, according to the AP. Ultimately, the student had to take off the blue jersey at school.
Upon learning of the incident, Larry Frost, Brandon?s father, reportedly contacted the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, who contend that the school?s actions violated Brandon?s right to free speech.
But Keith Martin, a Livingston Parish School Board member was optimistic that the dispute had been resolved after talking with both Vampran and Larry Frost.
"I think we got things worked out,'' Martin told the AP.