BOSTON (CBS) – A Montreal elementary school decided to cancel a ‘Montreal Canadiens Jersey Day’ on Thursday instead of letting some students show up wearing Bruins jerseys, according to a report from CBC News.
“We don’t think it’s prudent for a student to wear a Boston Bruins jersey in a school during this very intensive playoff play,” English Montreal School Board spokesman Mike Cohen told the CBC. “At this stage in the game, with the Canadiens leading the series 2-1, why ignite things, why create a controversy.”
The school reportedly made the decision after someone complained that an 11-year-old girl was told to ditch her Bobby Orr Bruins jersey on a previous Canadiens jersey day.
The girl’s father, Tony Pasquale told CBC News that while he was not the person who complained to the school, he wondered why they wouldn’t want to encourage students to accept differences of opinion.
“It teaches respect, sportsmanship. We can’t all be from the same thread,” he reportedly said.
Pasquale says his daughter has long been a huge Bruins fan, and that she felt left out on Habs jersey day.
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