The Cowboys training camp is opening in Oxnard this week. Normally, this news would only be of interest to Cowboys fans. This year, though, there’s a new wrinkle: the city of Oxnard recently banned the famous star logo:
Well sort of. From the AP story: “Authorities obtained an injunction last month preventing the city’s largest and most violent street gang, the Colonia Chiques, from wearing the team’s clothing within a 6.6-square-mile ‘safety zone’ in the heart of Ventura County’s largest city.” Apparently the Chiques “adopted” the logo a couple of decades ago as their symbol. City officials, however, have reassured anxious Cowboys fans that only gang members are disallowed from wearing the symbol.
Thank God there’s a “safety zone” where right-standing citizens are protected from seeing frightening ruffians in sports attire.