This Is What Happens When Parents Take Hockey Rivalries Seriously

I think this is absolutely hilarious….and I’ll never ever ever ever be a Boston Bruins Fan.  Check this out.

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Source: CBC

An elementary school in St-Leonard opted to cancel a Montreal Canadiens jersey day scheduled for today rather than allow some students to wear the shirts of their playoff rivals, the Boston Bruins.

Officials at Honoré-Mercier Elementary School decided to cancel the game day alternative to school uniforms after a parent complained that an 11-year-old Boston fan was told to remove her Bobby Orr shirt on a previous Habs jersey day.

The girl’s father, Tony Pasquale, didn’t make the complaint himself, but he agrees that telling his daughter that she couldn’t wear her Bruins jersey was not the right approach.

Tony Pasquale’s daughter was told she couldn’t wear her Bobby Orr Boston Bruins jersey to her school’s Montreal Canadiens jersey day. (Sophie Tremblay/CBC)

“She’s been a Boston Bruins fan all her life, so she kinda felt really bad. She felt kind of excluded from the school,” Pasquale told CBC News.

English Montreal School Board spokesman Mike Cohen said the school did the right thing by cancelling its jersey day.

“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,” Cohen said.

“At this stage in the game, with the Canadiens leading the series 2-1, why ignite things, why create a controversy?” he added.

Pasquale questioned the school board’s logic, saying it should be encouraging students to accept differences of opinion and learn to get along in spite of them.

“And it teaches respect, sportsmanship. We can’t all be from the same thread,” he said.

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I would never wear a Bruins jersey anywhere, but that’s for reasons I’ve already stated.   She can wear it if she wants to.  They’re taking this way too seriously.  Then again, that’s the way with most silly things in this world.  I won’t give other examples though because that would get off topic pretty quickly.  Why can’t they all wear their jerseys and have fun for a change?

Elementary schools in Canada take the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens rivalry very, very seriously. According to CBC News, a Montreal grade school had planned to host a Canadiens jersey day on Thursday to support the home team as they take on the Bruins in Game 4, but ultimately decided to cancel it to prevent students from wearing B’s gear and inciting trouble. “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.” CBC reports the decision was made after a parent complained that an 11-year-old girl was told to remove her Bobby Orr shirt on a previous jersey day. The girl’s father, Tony Pasquale, wasn’t the one who complained to the school, but he told CBC News his daughter felt left out when she was told to ditch the Black and Gold. “She’s been a Boston Bruins fan all her life, so she kinda felt really bad. She felt kind of excluded from the school,” Pasquale said. The only way to rectify this situation might be to let this Bruins diehard wear her Orr shirt to school every day if Boston eliminates the Habs.

Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/05/montreal-elementary-school-cancels-canadiens-jersey-day-to-avoid-bruins-gear/

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