(PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY) Julian Connerton loves football, but he loves his mother more.

Those relationships were tested Saturday night at the first game of the season when he put on a pair of pink gloves as a way to show support for his mother’s fight against breast cancer.

But, just as the 12-year-old Egg Harbor City Crusaders player was suiting up, his coach told him he could not play in the game against the Ocean City Junior Raiders if he wore the pink gloves.

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