Stacy Meyer, a junior high basketball coach and apparent ear fetishist in Indiana, tossed a student from the Greensburg Community Schools team for allowing hair to cover an eyebrow, ear and/or collar.
Coach Meyer had earlier exhibited his sense of fairness and embrace of American freedoms by telling the student, when warning that failure to submit to a haircut by a deadline would precipitate dismissal from the team, that a similar penalty would follow any attempt by the student's parents to protest the policy. The parents have sued the district.
School district officials are backing Coach Meyer, two years after those officials failed to discipline students whose "hijinks" (the superintendent's term) included slapping the faces of restrained classmates with their genitals. (Is it starting to sound like entrusting children to these Greensburg Community Schools employees is about as justifiable a parenting practice as sending a juvenile to a Catholic church?)
Deriving twisted pleasure from ogling pubescent boys' ears is ugly, but we won't say that someone who kicks a 14-year-old off a basketball team for concealing his ears is pond scum.
That would be unfair to congealed algae.