Five-year-old sparks socks controversy

Published: 16th June 2009

Five-year-old sparks socks controversy
A five-year-old boy is at the centre of the sock world after a controversial case concerning the wrong uniform at his school.

Matt Tunney turned up in ankle socks, causing him to be turned away from St Andrew's Catholic College in Cairns because his hosiery fell a few centimetres short of the desired length.

Andrew Tunney, Matt's father, was in utter disbelief at the letter which he received for his son's so-called transgression, with the school stating that lax standards with uniform could allow discipline and performance to drop.

He continued: "The note said that if he is caught with incorrect school uniform again he will be referred to the principal's office.

"There are bigger and more important things happening out there in the world than the length of a five-year-old child's school socks."

Another Australian appearing in recent sock news is Kylie Minogue, who told Glamour magazine that she may start designing golf socks as part of a range to celebrate her newly-found love for the sport.

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