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Third-grader told Peyton Manning jersey has gang ties

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A third-grade student in Greeley, Colo., was told he couldn't wear a Peyton Manning Denver Broncos jersey to school because, well ...

"They told me I couldn't wear 18 anymore because it's a gang number and I had to take it off," Konnor Vanatta told KDVR-TV in Denver.

The policy apparently doesn't allow six different numbers: 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 and 81. The policy also doesn't allow for common sense.

"I'm pretty upset the schools have come down to this, and I think they need to start paying attention to the education the children are getting rather than what they're wearing," said Konnor's mother, Pam Vanatta.

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