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    12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big...urn=mlb,113776


    "School suspends 12-year-old for having Rayhawk fever

    By 'Duk
    Twelve-year-old Zachary Sharples, his father and his 4-year-old brother have had Rays Fever all season long. So with the team entering the ALCS against Boston on Friday, they all started the week by heading down to the barbershop to get Mohawks, the style preferred by many of the Rays players, fans and even manager, Joe Maddon.
    Unfortunately, Sharples' school, Lincoln Middle in Palmetto, doesn't quite share the same level of passion for the Rays. Even though the mayor of Clearwater has vowed he'll get a "Rayhawk" if the team makes the World Series, the Lincoln administrators immediately gave Sharples an in-school suspension for a dress code violation.
    From the Tampa Tribune:
    Mohawks are stylish in the Bay area now because several Rays players have them and word is the style has brought them luck at the end of the season. A barber in Town 'N Country has offered to give free mohawk haircuts until the Rays lose or win out.
    The style didn't fly at Lincoln Middle School, Zachary said, even though the night before he washed out the blue dye. He knew the blue would cause problems, but he didn't think the style itself violated anything. He said he has never been in trouble before, but he has resolved to keep the style.
    "I'm not shaving it off until they win the World Series," he said.
    No word if the administrators would have preferred Sharples completely shaving his head so he looked like a neo-Nazi, but you have to admire a kid who's willing to stand up for what he believes in. He didn't go to school either Tuesday or Wednesday and his family is moving to St. Petersburg later this week, so he likely won't have to deal with schools that won't allow their students to experience a little playoff fun.
    The good news is that Zachary and his family will be at the Rays playoff games on both Friday and Saturday, where his haircut will not only be accepted, but celebrated. Long live the Rayhawk, indeed."

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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    Just for note that picture is not the 12 year old

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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    *sigh* yet another example of schools going way too far with its crappy 0 tolerance policy.
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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    While the MOHAWK is a terrible hair style, if you could even call it a style. I see no need in suspending a 12 year old for getting his hair cut that way.

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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    Quote Originally Posted by fewfirstchoice View Post
    While the MOHAWK is a terrible hair style, if you could even call it a style. I see no need in suspending a 12 year old for getting his hair cut that way.
    It's offensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    It was referred to on ESPN as a "Rayhawk" lol.
    I think they must do everything they can in florida to discourage everyone from supporting their major league baseball teams in the area.

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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    it's not really a zero tolerance policy if the school had the rule in place before the kid got the haircut. he probably knew he would be breaking the rules and ran this risk. Good job to the kid for standing up for his freedom of expression, but the school can't choose what rules to enforce and what rules to let slide.

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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    As someone who works in an administrative role in a high school, if the school had the rule in its student handbook, then they should enforce the rule. If it is deemed a bad rule, then the school needs to change it, but until it in changed, they need to enforce it.
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    Re: 12 yr old Rays fan suspended for Mohawk

    most rules regarding that kind of thing are adopted by the school board because they are viewed as a distraction in class...
    -trade Gonzo and low prospect to SD for K.Greene
    -move Votto to lf, Dickerson to cf
    -sign Tiexera to play 1b
    -sign pudge as back up c to Hannigan


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