A Louisiana high school student was sent home Friday for wearing a Colts jersey to class a day after the principal encouraged the student body to wear New Orleans Saints’ black and gold.
“If they tell other students to support their team, why can’t I support mine?” said Brandon Frost, 17.
Frost, a senior at Maurepas High School, moved from Indianapolis three years ago.
He claims the principal pulled him out of class and addressed Frost angrily.
“I don’t recall saying you could wear a Colts jersey on Black-and-Gold day,” the principal said according to Frost.
“Then he started to get angry,” Frost observed. ”I thought I remember him saying, ‘If you like Indiana so much, why don’t you go back?’”
A school board member says Frost was informed he could not wear blue. Maurepas has a dress code that was relaxed strictly for Saints colors.
The Louisiana ACLU director stepped in to have Frost’s disciplinary record expunged.
“Louisiana would be proud of him anyway,” said Frost’s father. ”He wore [LSU alum] Joseph Addai’s jersey.”
The principal’s behavior, if it was as Frost recounted, was clearly out of line. And sending the boy home from school seems excessive. However, it sounds like Frost was specifically informed Colts colors weren’t allowed at the uniform-requiring school, and simply chose to be rebellious.