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School cancels jersey day after girls wear Bruins gear

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It was a disappointing day for students at one elementary school in Canada.

They were told they could wear Canadiens jerseys on game days.

But that changed after Tuesday's jersey day turned sour.

Tony Pasquale's daughters showed up to class in Bruins sweaters, they were told to take them off.

“They basically told me that it wasn't fair. That they weren't allowed to wear their sweaters, while other kids were allowed to wear their sweaters. So they were really upset about the whole matter. And my little one, the next day, didn't even want to go to school anymore,” he said.

The school received at least two complaints about jersey day. So the principal decided to call the event off.

School Board officials standby their decision to hold "Habs only" days.

“You don't want to start issues between students. We know issues could happen. If 98% of the kids are wearing Canadiens jerseys and one kid is walking down the hall with a Bruins jersey... why open things up to conflict?” a board member said.

Pasquale says it's setting a bad example for the children.

“It's a good time to show good sportsmanship. To tolerate other's views. I've been a Boston fan all my life, all my friends are Canadiens fans. That doesn't change anything after all. It's just a sport,” he said.

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