Contact Us

Pink Glove Controversy Appears to be Over

(L-R) Julian Connerton and coach Paul Burgan
(L-R) Julian Connerton and coach Paul Burgan (Facebook)

The South Jersey 12-year-old who quit his local football team over wearing pink gloves in support of his mother is back in uniform today.

Egg Harbor City Crusaders coach Paul Burgan says he simply forgot why Julian Connerton was wearing the gloves. “They understand and I’m glad they do and Julian here he’s understanding, me and him has a very good relationship,” Coach Paul Burgan told WMGM TV. He added that he feels bad about the miscommunication.

Burgan apologized to Julian at his home on Tuesday, he also called into the Sports Bash with Mike Gill to set the record straight.

Listen to Coach Burgan’s conversation with 97.3 ESPN’s Mike Gill

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Julian is wearing the gloves in support of his mother’s battle with breast cancer. In the heat of a recent game, Burgan told Julian to take the gloves off; Julian refused and quit the team.

I’m very proud of him it took a lot of courage it took a lot of bravery,” said Julian’s mother Mayra Connerton of her son’s decision to leave the team when Burgan told him to remove the gloves during Saturday’s game.

PREVIOUS: Local Coach Responds to Pink Glove Fury

PREVIOUS: Local Football Player Quits Team…

The team declared the situation resolved on its Facebook page. “The Connorton Family, Coach Paul Burgan and The Egg Harbor City Crusaders Youth Organization would like to inform everyone that the situation has been resolved. We are looking forward to Julian returning to practice tomorrow. All are looking forward to Julian representing The Crusaders as a breast cancer awareness spokesperson. All are pleased the situation has been resolved.”

More from SoJO 104.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://sojo1049.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SoJO 104.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SoJO 104.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!