This cute kid is Nate Johns, fourth-grader at Van Buren Elementary in Baldwinsville, New York. And he’s quite obviously a New York Yankees fan.
So much so that he decided to wear his CC Sabathia shirt to school.
No problem, right?
Seems his teacher, Peter Addabbo, is a displaced Boston Red Sox fan, and for whatever reason took offense to little Nate’s shirt…probably because it clashed with the shrine to the Sox he set up in his classroom.
So the teacher did what he considered quite reasonable…he made Nate turn his shirt inside-out.
At first Nate thought his teacher was busting his chops, but quickly realized he was serious. Nate complied, and was told to wear it like that until it was time to go home.
As if that wasn’t humiliating enough, Nate was the subject of taunts from fifth-graders (the true pricks of the elementary school system) for wearing his shirt like that.
The Baldwinsville school district is conducting an investigation, presumably to get the teacher’s side of the story.
In a surprisingly classy move, the New York Yankees are sending Nate a gift package as a reward for his loyalty. It’s unsure what exactly is in the package, only because the Yankee organization wanted it to be a surprise.
Lets just hope it doesn’t contain this…