Parents upset over Moscow spirit week request | Schools
"No Dallas Cowboys paraphernalia please." Those words caught the attention of a few people this morning when they read a Facebook post about their children's middle school's spirit week activities. The Moscow Middle School Parent Support Team posted details about this week's daily activities, including tomorrow's Sports or Team Jersey Day. It said, "support your favorite team or sport. No Dallas Cowboys paraphernalia please."
Assistant Principal Craig Allen says the post was a joke. It was a jab at Principal Kevin Hill. "He is a big Dallas fan and the kids are in on it."
One parent posted on her personal Facebook page that she was at a loss as to why Dallas Cowboys would be off-limits by her child. Others responded that it could have been because Cowboys jerseys could be considered gang-related, while another responded, "I am not a cowboys fan but I'm offended on their behalf."
Other comments included, "I would say they're as embarrassed by the cowboys as I am" and "Well.... Cowboys fans have probably burned their jerseys by this point in the season anyway... Lol!"
The Cowboys blew a 26-3 halftime lead yesterday, losing to the Green Bay Packers, 37 to 36. Quarterback Tony Romo threw two interceptions in the final three minutes.
"They should have at least made it sound like a joke," the parent said about the Facebook post.