Michigan has wasted little time in capitalizing on the story about Cooper Barton, a five-year-old from Oklahoma who was banned from wearing a shirt that read "Big House" on it. The story went viral on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said that the school plans to extend an invitation to a Wolverines football game to Barton and his family.â†µ
Brandon said they are inviting Barton & his parents to a Michigan football game and will put him on the big screen. Also bought him a shirtâ†µ— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) August 22, 2012
The shirt they got for him, by the way, displays Michigan's block "M" logo even if it's turned inside out, according to Mark Snyder. Because of the ridiculous Oklahoma City Public School dress code policy, Barton had to turn his Michigan shirt inside out. Only shirts for in-state schools are allowed (for now), but the shirt Michigan had specially made for him will ensure that no matter how it's worn, the block "M" will be displayed.