Denver Broncos fans are thrilled over Peyton Manning's arrival in the Mile High City. They showed their excitement by running out and buying Manning's jersey in droves. In fact, Manning's Denver jersey has been the top-selling jersey on NFL.com since April, when the NFL switched to Nike-made jerseys.
However, the Peyton-Mania has not caused a Colorado school district to change its dress code. Because of gang affiliations with certain numbers, students are not allowed to wear jerseys with the No. 18, which happens to be the number Manning wears.
A spokesperson for Weld County District 6 explained the policy has been around for more than three years and applies to the numbers 13, 14,18, 31, 41 and 81.
"We're Broncos fans ourselves; it has nothing to do with that. We're just wanting to set a consistent solid, example," said district spokesperson Roger Fiedler.
Don't worry, kids, there are other ways to show your Bronco love and still fall within school guidelines. Take a cue from the Denver fan wearing dapper duds:
Or perhaps your school district will be OK with horses glued to your shoulders, and a hard hat?
But don't show up at school dressed like this guy.
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