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Kid sent home for wearing Colts jersey to school gets an apology

With the Saints and the Colts not giving us much to work with last week, we had to look for stories wherever we could find them.

One of the most intriguing came from Livingston Parish, where a 17-year-old high school student with the kind of rebellious streak that qualifies him for a career in blogging showed up wearing a Colts jersey.  The school sent him home.

According to Jeff Adelson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the matter has been resolved, and the student said that the situation had been “blown out of proportion.”  (Hey, at least he’s getting the kind of education that entails the proper conjugation of the verb “blow.”)

Principal Steve Vampran (how is it that men with names that kids will easily make fun of end up in charge of kids?) reportedly apologized to Brandon Frost, who apologized for wearing the Colts jersey on a day when other students were wearing black and gold.  (Real gold, not yellow gold.  Keep make an ongoing note of that, Steelers fans.)

The student were told they could swap out school uniforms for Saints gear.  Frost, who grew up in Indiana, opted for the Colts jersey.  Vampran reportedly told him, “If you like Indiana so much, why don’t you go back?”

And there’s yet another piece of evidence to support the concept of home schooling.

It sounds like Frost violated the terms of the exception to the dress code, and it sounds like Vampran applied the wisdom of Frankenstein to the dilemma.  So it’s good that they worked it all out.

But we frankly would have preferred that they hadn’t, since it would have been fun to cover this thing for the rest of the year.

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43 Responses to “Kid sent home for wearing Colts jersey to school gets an apology”
  1. tv says: Feb 10, 2010 8:44 AM

    I’ve been saying for years that Steeler fans are either delusional or color blind in calling their colors black and gold.
    Ask 10 people on the street to identify that color (outside of a Steeler item) and NONE would ever call it “gold”.
    I can convince myself that purple is actually green, but that doesn’t make it so. Maybe Pitt should change their colors by actually including, you know, gold!

  2. edgeofepic says: Feb 10, 2010 8:44 AM

    Uhhhh, Principal Steve Pamprin. Cool.

  3. Otis Taylor 89 says: Feb 10, 2010 8:46 AM

    Frankenstein would have handled it differently – he would sung, “Putting on the Ritz”.

  4. The Real Shuxion says: Feb 10, 2010 8:46 AM

    “And there’s yet another piece of evidence to support the concept of home schooling.”
    I wuz home skoled, luk howe smarts I is.

  5. Pack_Attack says: Feb 10, 2010 8:48 AM

    Liberals are on a power trip at every level.

  6. The Real Shuxion says: Feb 10, 2010 8:48 AM

    The student were told they could swap out school uniforms for Saints gear. Frost, who grew up in Indiana, opted for the Colts jersey. Vampran reportedly told him, “If you like Indiana so much, why don’t you go back?”
    ————————————————-
    Give him a break Vampran. The kid is from Indiana, he is still trying to process the fact that not every person is not Pillsbury white.

  7. ahajha says: Feb 10, 2010 8:49 AM

    Everyone point and laugh…

  8. toddm6d says: Feb 10, 2010 8:50 AM

    Too bad his Colts “lost” that game
    nod nod wink wink goes Roger Goodell

  9. FootballOnly says: Feb 10, 2010 8:52 AM

    Typical of what to expect from saints players and fans…..play dirty and pay a fine later, kick the kid out of school becuz your an immature principal/saints fan and then simply apologize later….do you see a common thread here. Win at all cost and then expect a fine or apology to make it all right…….trouble is, none of that bullchit gets you the respect you so desperately want.

  10. Burritto says: Feb 10, 2010 8:52 AM

    “With the Saints and the Colts not giving us must to work with…”
    “The student were told…”
    Glass houses, Emmitt Jr.

  11. steelermikey says: Feb 10, 2010 8:53 AM

    We will take our yellow gold and our 6 Lombardi Trophies, but congratulations Saints….don’t it feel better than sex?

  12. The Real Shuxion says: Feb 10, 2010 8:57 AM

    “It sounds like Frost violated the terms of the exception to the dress code, and it sounds like Vampran applied the wisdom of Frankenstein to the dilemma. ”
    ————————————————-
    He put bolts in the kid’s neck?

  13. jwill007 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:01 AM

    WOW! Come on man you cant just say Saints only…..I RESPECT THE KIDS PASSION!!!!!!!!!!! And I wanted the Saints to win….A True Fan is a True Fan!

  14. JAG880 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:01 AM

    Excuse me, it’s “blowed out of proportion”
    -Emmitt Smith

  15. LJ says: Feb 10, 2010 9:14 AM

    I liked the priciple’s stand. Understanding that there are football fans everywhere who cheer for non-local teams, loyalty to the hand that feeds you is a valuable trait. Especially during a frenzy like the one in Louisiana these past couple weeks. Learning that lesson early could save the kid a beat-down at a local establishment in the years to come. It’s a fact of life.

  16. steeltownpride says: Feb 10, 2010 9:18 AM

    Which franchise has been in the league longer ? Saints or Steelers ? HMMMMM i know the Steelers just celebrated over 75 years in the league …. The saints have been in 43 years ? So it seems the steelers colors of “BLACK N GOLD ” has been around longer .
    Imitation is the biggest form of flattery . So while Florio tries to get more hits insulting the Steelers , we all know the truth .
    GO STEELERS

  17. FireJerryJones says: Feb 10, 2010 9:21 AM

    Post Katrina… Saints fans are now spread all over the country… Houston especially.
    Thought it was a free country.
    Principal’s #1 job is to protect the kids and teach them. Seems to want to teach this kid that there’s no freedom of speech if you’re not a Saints fan.

  18. EricTheClown says: Feb 10, 2010 9:22 AM

    The student were told they could swap out school uniforms for Saints gear. Frost, who grew up in Indiana, opted for the Colts jersey. Vampran reportedly told him, “If you like Indiana so much, why don’t you go back?”
    ————————————————-
    This is funny.
    Most people from Pity Orleans, that left, would never go back.
    It is nice tho because my city needs garbage men.

  19. dakotah says: Feb 10, 2010 9:29 AM

    “Kid sent home for wearing Colts jersey to school gets an apology”
    Of course, he will also be teased mercilessly for the remainder of the school year. Deal with it kid, you brought it on yourself.

  20. medic406 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:31 AM

    Dear Mr. Vampran,
    I completely support your decision to send this rebel-rouser home. I do not care where he is from, how dare this transplant walk the streets of your town proudly displaying cultural attire from his roots. New Orleans is no place to act like that. I stand together with all of New Orleans’ natives, both in Lousiana and the one’s who took and spread the New Orleans culture to France and Canada. That kid better get compliant and conform because that is what New Orleans is all about. I hate cultureless mid-west punks.

  21. SF Saints Fan says: Feb 10, 2010 9:33 AM

    The kid violated the exception to the dress code policy and I am sure was trying to tweak the system a little bit, but he should have been allowed to keep his Colts gear on for the day. At the most he would have gotten a little bit of ribbing for it, but he is a legitimate fan of the Colts and should have been told he was ok with his Colts gear on.
    The Principal should have made a deal with him when he arrived with Colts gear. The kid could wear his Colts gear for the day, but if the Saints won the Super Bowl he would have to wear a Saints Jersey supplied by the Principal on the next Saints dress code exception after the game and if the Colts won the Principal would wear a Colts Jersey to school on that day. It could have been a great thing for school spirit and morale. This is what I would have done………….. Too bad the Principal is a douche.

  22. LAUNCHCODE says: Feb 10, 2010 9:33 AM

    What a misssed opportunity.
    Headline should have read.
    “Principal Vampran uses Draconian tatics on Manning fan”
    Youth refuses to shake hands (as per his Idol)

  23. garylandon41 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:40 AM

    THey should have just beat him with a ruler and thrown glue sticks at him and let him stay at school…….that’s how you handle that situation

  24. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 10, 2010 9:45 AM

    # Pack_Attack says: February 10, 2010 8:48 AM
    “Liberals are on a power trip at every level.”
    Stick your politics straight up your ass, moron. No one comes here for that crap. If you want to have a political flame war, there’s better places than this.

  25. jackers252 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:45 AM

    Which franchise has been in the league longer ? Saints or Steelers ? HMMMMM i know the Steelers just celebrated over 75 years in the league …. The saints have been in 43 years ? So it seems the steelers colors of “BLACK N GOLD ” has been around longer .
    Imitation is the biggest form of flattery . So while Florio tries to get more hits insulting the Steelers , we all know the truth .
    GO STEELERS
    —————————————————————–
    It obviously doesn’t make you any smarter just because you have been in the league 23 more years. Gold is gold, yellow is yellow.
    If you are completely camouflaged when standing next to your short-bus, then unfortunately, your uniforms are Black and Yellow.

  26. BallState92 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:47 AM

    The Real Shuxion: Bite me. I’m from Indiana and we’re not all KKK members. We’re not in Leave It To Beaver land, we’ve got Family Feud and The Love Boat…get a grip.

  27. Rhymes with Punt says: Feb 10, 2010 9:53 AM

    To give the kids an exception to the dress code to route for only the team of the schools choice (obviously the local team) is inherently wrong. If you are going to give the majority of the student body the opportunity to celebrate their team you should let all students celebrate their teams. As far a being teased…if you have ever been a true fan on enemy soil, you welcome it! it is part of the fun. you get to champion your team.

  28. brasho says: Feb 10, 2010 9:55 AM

    Private schools have dress policies, PERIOD! (I know, exclamation point, kind of ironic). If the principal (saw one guy misspell it “principle” which should disqualfy him from commenting on one) relaxes the dress code for a day for one thing or the other, then that is the rule, there should be no exceptions. I don’t blame the kid for wearing his Colts jersey, and I don’t blame the principal if he forced him to take it off.
    BTW, FootballOnly, stick to watching and perhaps playing football only. When it comes to commenting on football and the educational system you are out of your league, “your an immature principal/saints fan ” Uhhh, yeah, an you’re calling out a principal as immature and you can’t even use the correct term “you’re”… perhaps you should have paid more attention in your school?

  29. billygoat says: Feb 10, 2010 10:06 AM

    The American Heritage Dictionary defines the color metallic gold as “A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.”

  30. billygoat says: Feb 10, 2010 10:08 AM

    Old gold is a dark yellow, which varies from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. The widely-accepted color old gold is on the darker rather than the lighter side of this range.

  31. Krow says: Feb 10, 2010 10:15 AM

    Dianabol used to be a yellow liquid back in the 1970s… just sayin’…..

  32. NOLAGirl says: Feb 10, 2010 10:29 AM

    My two boys wear uniforms to school at a public school in a neighboring River Parish. They were told they could replace their uniform with Saints gear, if not they had to wear their uniform. Bottom line is……….the kid should have stuck to his uniform!!
    Last year my 9 year old’s school had a Saints player and Saints Rep come to their school and vistit the kids so the theme for the day was “wear your favorite jersey day”. My kid wore his Tom Brady jersey (even though he is a die-hard Saints fan he still like Brady). The Saints Rep. gave him a hard time, but my boy sucked it up and told the Saints Rep. it was “wear your favorite jersey day”, not Saints day!! Gotta say, I was proud of him and he was proud of himself!! His friends gave him a hard time too but he stuck to his guns!! He didn’t regret wearing his Brady jersey!

  33. GoBrowns19 says: Feb 10, 2010 10:40 AM

    I’m trying to figure out how kids would make fun of the name Steve Vamprin. Hmmm.
    Hey Vampo, you suck! that won’t work
    Hey you Vamp! you suck! eh, kinda but not really a burn.
    Stevey Wonder! What, are you blind?!?!?! nope.
    I have to go take a Vamprin….as in shit…
    Vamprin as in pamprin? Ahhh, that must be it. But if a kid in my high school said that, I’d punch him for being unfunny.
    In summary, Steve Vamprin isn’t a funny name at all.

  34. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 10, 2010 10:51 AM

    GoBrowns19 says: February 10, 2010 10:40 AM
    “I’m trying to figure out how kids would make fun of the name Steve Vamprin. ”
    Suggest he’s a Browns fan. It’s tantamount to calling him a retard.

  35. SterilizeTHenry says: Feb 10, 2010 11:03 AM

    WOW. Great News!!!
    Maybe next the SD Police who beat the shit out of that Jets fan will apoligize to him too.

  36. aDickRunsThisSite says: Feb 10, 2010 11:13 AM

    PooFlingingMonkey writes ‘stick your politics straight up your ass”
    arent you afraid of getting hit square in the mouth with those politics, if PackAttack’s aim is true?
    He was referring to political correctness you f’ing mental midget!
    It would appear that Flinging is not all you enjoy doing with Poo.

  37. steeltownpride says: Feb 10, 2010 11:32 AM

    jackers252 :
    It obviously doesn’t make you any smarter just because you have been in the league 23 more years. Gold is gold, yellow is yellow.
    If you are completely camouflaged when standing next to your short-bus, then unfortunately, your uniforms are Black and Yellow
    Jackers thanks for the reply and insult . However its 33 years not 23 years . Good to see your public school system did a fine job with your math skills .
    However i was just pointing out facts that the Steelers have been in the league much longer than the Saints . And we are the “original” Black and gold . Yellow or Gold or whatever you want to call it . We are the originals here . OUR colors are right . Reguardless if you like it or not . When you hear the phrase Black n Gold . You think CHAMPIONS , WINNERS , etc and that is the Pittsburgh Steelers . AND DONT YOU EVER FORGET THAT
    GO STEELERS .

  38. raidersteve413 says: Feb 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    thats so gay.
    i live in mass and if i was in school and they tried to make me wear a pats jersey i would punch that vamprin in the face.
    RAIDER NATION

  39. shadowman1433 says: Feb 10, 2010 12:09 PM

    In that state they should just be happy the kid is going to school.

  40. Treima says: Feb 10, 2010 12:23 PM

    Aww, picking on poor Pittsburgh. It’s not their fault they have no imagination so that the whole city looks like a bumblebee convention year-round.
    Oh, wait. It is.

  41. tommy997 says: Feb 10, 2010 12:59 PM

    OK – according to the NFL and the colors that they list, the Saints primary colors are: Old Gold (Metallic), Black and White. The Steelers primary colors are: Black, Gold and White.
    Most of you are idiots and jealous of the SIX time Super Bowl Champs.
    My congratulations to the Saints. They deserved it and the city did as well (love NOLA!). Also….can’t stand the “choke artist” so seeing Peyton lose was AWESOME!!!!

  42. awoods1906 says: Feb 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    LOL – wow likely cast of characters here…
    Well we didn’t beat the Saints so let’s insult the residents the city etc.
    Yep I get it, we are all “dumb” because of our terrible education system. Hmmm According to the National Education Newspaper Lousiana’s School System ranks better than 15 states including Ariz, Colorado, Utah, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, etc. Doesn’t even take into consideration the top Universities such as Tulane, Loyola, Xavier etc.
    Yep I get it New Orleans’s crime is off the charts. Ignore the fact that the crime index in New Orleans is the same as it is in Indianapolis.
    This doesn’t go to say that New Orleans doesn’t have issues, e.g. crime and education. They are in many cases the same as the more densely populated areas in your state.
    Please let’s stop the Katrina discussions – this is being driven by the media and the critics. I have read these blogs for 2 weeks and can’t find examples of Saints fans linking Katrina in to this other than defending the city/fans. We recognize that there is a population that doesn’t care about the atrocious government failures pre/post Katrina. We recognize that there are people who don’t care about anything not in their backyard and most New Orleanians put there lives back together with little help.
    Listen I attended school in New Orleans and wore uniforms my entire life. Even when the Saints weren’t successful, there were special days where certain colors and themes were appropriate as an alternative. If someone was not compliant they were considered “out of dresscode” and addressed like any other day. This kid was out of dress code and frankly would have been addressed if he wore jeans on a regular Monday the same way. The principal should have kept his thoughts to himself but the discipline piece is apporopriate.
    Apologies for rambling a bit but there are a few different themes wrapped in here.
    In terms of the Steelers – we can ownly be fortunate enought to develop a legacy equal to the Steelers (Gold or Yellow)!!!

  43. tv says: Feb 10, 2010 5:54 PM

    Hey Steeltownpride – last I checked the NFL CHAMPIONS and WINNERS were wearing Black and Gold and they reside in New Orleans, LA.
    Further, Pitt went over 40 years being the worst team in the (old) NFL. Compared to the Saints over their first 40 years (multiple winning seasons and playoff appearances), the Steelers were the real LOSERS, not the Saints. At least when it was bad in NO the fans were original enough to put bags on their heads and have some fun with it.
    So go stand next to your little bus, you will blend in rather nicely in your black and yellow jersey.

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