A Louisiana boy was sent home from Maurepas High School on Friday for wearing a Colts football jersey, reports The Advocate in Baton Rouge. Other students wore Saints jerseys for Black-and-Gold Day, celebrating the New Orleans Saints playing in Super Bowl XLIV.
In response, Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, sent a letter to (Principal Steven) Vampran on Friday afternoon warning that his actions violated Frost’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
“Schools may not discriminate based on the content of messages,” she wrote. If it’s OK to wear a Saints jersey to school, it’s OK to wear a Colts jersey.