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School asks 11-year-old Sens fan to remove jersey

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07:10 AM ET 05.08 | How tense are things in Ottawa vs. Montreal? Apparently, the playground of a school in Lachine is pretty rugged, too. Meet 11-year-old Keila Penner. She???s a Senators fan, living in Montreal in a family of Senators fans. Her dad, Cary, used to live in Vanier. Last Thursday, to celebrate the opening of the Montreal-Ottawa playoff series, students at Maple Grove Elementary School, just outside Montreal, were told they could ditch their uniforms and wear a Canadians jersey. Penner wore her Senators jersey -- with pride. There was some taunting ... then the kid was called into the principal's office and given three options: Call her dad and go home, take the jersey off and put a white shirt on or put on a Canadiens jersey.

Ottawa Sun

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May 8, 2013  07:45 AM ET

Hope she called her dad... and flipped off the principal.

May 8, 2013  07:46 AM ET

This is absolutely ridiculous on the school's part. The principal should be ashamed of himself/herself. Just another reason to hate the Habs and it was so enjoyable to see them choke last night! Right now I'm in ABC mode...Anybody But Canadiens!!!

May 8, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Who do they think they are - Americans?


And, just to kick off the fun - was that first Senators goal kicked in?

Discuss.

May 8, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Still tracking with the Habs' season, next week, the school will tell the kids to wear golf shirts.

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May 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Its montreal .. the only way they can make someone with an IQ wear a canadians jersey is to force them. !!
I also heard alot of the canadians players are wishing they could be wearing the senators jersy.

May 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Toujours la manure...

May 8, 2013  08:34 AM ET

After watching game 3, they probably were afraid she would beat up all the Montreal fans (life imitating art)

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May 8, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Ouch!It's going to get rough in here ;)

I'll enjoy watching the carnage.

May 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Ouch!It's going to get rough in here ;)

Rex, you have to admit, you would love to let your Bruins have a piece of the action against Montreal

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May 8, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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This story is at least a week old.In other news, why the hell couldn't the Habs have just lost out and gotten the Leafs in the first round. Ugh.

They did their best but Boston didn't exactly want to win the division either...

May 8, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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After watching game 3, they probably were afraid she would beat up all the Montreal fans (life imitating art)

Including the older boys in the higher grades.

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May 8, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Dear goodness!

May 8, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Hope she called her dad... and flipped off the principal.

The class photo isn't any better......

 
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