Punishment rescinded for team that wore pink

Cooler heads have prevailed near Los Angeles where a high school girl’s basketball team was disqualified from the playoffs because they wore uniforms to call attention to breast cancer.

A day after the Narbonne High School team was ousted for not getting a “waiver” for the uniforms, officials had a change of heart, according to the Torrance Daily Breeze.

L.A. City Section Commissioner John Aguirre said the uniform rule was implemented in the 1980s, when there was a “concern for certain colors and gang affiliation and things like that,” and he noted that the rule would be addressed in the future.

“The decision (Tuesday) was based on placing kids first, and determining the spirit and intent of the rule,” Aguirre said. “The intent isn’t to deny kids playoff and championship opportunities. This was a purely positive effort on the part of Narbonne’s basketball program to support a worthy cause.”

The coach of the team, however, will not be barred from the postseason and the team will not be allowed to host any postseason games next year. The coach says she’s just fine with that.

  • davidaronis

    I am glad they have changed their minds. I applaud these young ladies for standing up for something they believe in. Todays teens are tomorrows leaders. Sometimes that scares me but teens like them restores my faith. Would they ban a group for shaving their heads to show support for a friend battling cancer? NO. I tell my 16 yr. old granddaughter all the time I’m proud of her for standing up for her ”strange” friends. One of her male friends showed up at school with nail polish and was told to remove it or go home, she went before the school board and stood up for him. That makes me proud. I want a leader like her to lead our country.