Julian Connerton Quits Football Team Over Pink Gloves Supporting Breast Cancer | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Boy Supports Mom With Cancer by Wearing Pink Gloves, But Coach Won’t Let Him Play

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Seems a little petty to be honest.

They are just gloves and can’t blame gang activity since they are pink, so what is the problem?

People across the country are rallying around a 12-year-old New Jersey boy who quit his football team after the coach refused to let him wear pink football gloves to support his mother, who is battling breast cancer.

The boy, Julian Connerton of Egg Harbor, N.J., plays for the Egg Harbor City Crusaders, a youth league. As the team was getting ready Saturday night to play the Ocean City Junior Raiders, the coach, Paul Burgan, told Julian he couldn’t play while wearing the gloves, the Press of Atlantic City reported.

Julian’s family has said the coach was aware of the boy’s mother’s health problems. The woman recently had a double mastectomy.

After all the bad press it appears the boy will be come back to the team and wear the gloves in support of his mother.

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  1. Chris Ferry says:

    How petty…this world lacks common sense

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