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It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
By now, we have all heard of the five-year old boy in Oklahoma who was required to turn his University of Michigan t-shirt inside out because his city had a ban on any apparel not supportive of the state’s college teams. Five-years old. The ban supposedly came in effect in 2005 after suggestions from a gang task force. As though a Michigan t-shirt worn by A FIVE-YEAR OLD signifies gang involvement.
Cooper Barton comes from a family of Michigan fans. Today, Michigan athletic director David Brandon reached out to Cooper and his family. He invited the Barton family to an upcoming Michigan football game. And Oklahoma television crew was on-hand to film Brandon’s call.
Here’s video from the Detroit Free Press of Brandon’s call.
The Bartons are thrilled from the outpouring of support from outsiders. Shannon Barton, Cooper’s mom, told Oklahoma’s news9.com, “Even the Ohio State fans, if you can believe that, have been supportive and sent us nice messages.”
Ohio State, huh? The same fans who aren’t afraid to deface cars in Columbus with Michigan license plates during Michigan and Michigan State weekend. Good for you, Cooper.
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