Tacoma, Washington student Grendon Bailie was threatened by middle school administrators with an in-school suspension Friday after showing up in a Steelers jersey on “Seahawks Appreciation Day.” Through a spokesperson, the school explained that Bailie had violated dress code by not wearing blue and green, or his standard school uniform.
“It was Seahawks Appreciation Day, and I’m not much of a Seahawks fan,” said Bailie, 13. “I like the Steelers.”
Spokeswoman Tracy Flores argued that Bailie had the option of wearing a gold polo shirt with black slacks, which would’ve passed dress code.
The school threatened Bailie with a suspension if he did not change his clothes immediately.
Instead, Bailie’s father picked up the young boy and took him home.