Why was Doug upset near the end of chapter four?

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In Chapter 4 of Okay For Now , Doug Swieteck is utterly distraught when Coach Reed inadvertently rips his shirt off in gym class. The coach was annoyed at Doug for refusing to stay on the skins team to which he'd been assigned. But there was a good reason for...

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In Chapter 4 of Okay For Now, Doug Swieteck is utterly distraught when Coach Reed inadvertently rips his shirt off in gym class. The coach was annoyed at Doug for refusing to stay on the skins team to which he'd been assigned. But there was a good reason for Doug's reluctance to stay on the skins team, as everyone soon discovers. After his shirt gets torn up, Doug's embarrassing secret is suddenly revealed to the whole school: scrawled on his chest is a tattoo which says "Mama's Baby." As a humiliated Doug subsequently reveals to Mr. Ferris that he had it done on his eleventh birthday. His dad came home drunk with one of his pals, woke up Doug and took him off to a tattoo parlor, where the painful, humiliating deed was done.

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