A Kentucky School District Told a High School Baseball Player He Has to Cut His Mullet or He Can't Play

WLKY — Players on Meade County High School’s baseball team have been warned: cut your mullet or sit on the bench.After receiving a complaint from a player’s parent, WLKY reached out to the district for clarification.

Meade County Superintendent Mark Martin issued the following statement saying, “The written rules for the Meade County Baseball Team during the season state that the players' hair will be above the ears and no long hair on the neck.”

According to the parent, several players on the team are sporting the mullet hairstyle, and the coaches recently announced they have until March 29 to cut their hair. “They just said their hair had to be cleaned up, trimmed up and presentable,” the parent told WLKY.

Ah, Kentucky. Where the biggest problem that needs to be addressed right now is the kid with a mullet on the Meade County High School baseball team.

Putting aside how absurd it is for this to be the thing government employees are spending their time on, how the hell are you going to ban a Kentucky Waterfall on the baseball diamond in Kentucky?! If anything, it should be a state law that at least one pitcher and position player on every high school baseball team in Kentucky is required to have a mullet or you start every game down 2-0.

It would be one thing if this was a team rule and the coaches didn't allow players to have long haircuts — that would still be kinda bullshit, but that is what it is. But I'll be damned if the government is going to tell this kid that he can't have business in the front and a party in the back. That is antithetical to everything this country is supposed to stand for.

I really hope this kid stands his ground. The baseball players of Meade County have had their expression squelched for far too long. It's time the mullets are freed on the high school baseball fields of Kentucky.

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