Patrick Gonzales is a middle schooler in San Antonio. He also has the greatest haircut in the history of haircuts, which doubles as a shrine to Spurs reserve Matt Bonner. But all is not well in the world of ginger-haired tributes. The school’s brass suspended Gonzales for a day because of his slick 'do.
"We're in the playoffs. He was feeling good until now, he was totally embarrassed," said Rose Gonzalez, his mother. The problem came when he went to Woodlake Hills Middle School. "My 1st period teacher called the principal. She told her it was a distraction," said Gonzalez. His mom was surprised because she says she asked first. "I didn't want any kind of problems with any of the principals. I know there are rules and regulations anywhere else you go," she said.
Gonzalez says she came to the front office to ask permission. School leaders say she mentioned the haircut, but they never gave her the ok. "There was no permission that was given if the parent thought that, then it was a miscommunication," said Aubrey Chancellor, Judson I.S.D.District officials say the haircut is a distraction. "Whether it's the Spurs or whether it's the Cowboys, anything people obviously support, it doesn't matter."
Our little redhead plans to shave off the design, which is utter garbage. If a pimple-faced kid really can’t pay attention because of a Matt Bonner haircut, he’s got larger problems in life than not being able to pay attention because of a Matt Bonner haircut.