Nike yanks T-shirts in aftermath of bombing
by Associated Press Wire
April 22, 2013 03:56 PM | 1769 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This undaeted photo provided by Eric Stangel shows a Nike shirt for sale at a Nike Outlet. Nike Inc. announced Monday, April 22, 2013, it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The “Boston Massacre” phrase has been used to describe a pivotal late-season sweep by the Yankees of the rival Boston Red Sox in 1978. That season culminated in a World Series championship for the Yankees. (AP Photo/Eric Stangel)
This undaeted photo provided by Eric Stangel shows a Nike shirt for sale at a Nike Outlet. Nike Inc. announced Monday, April 22, 2013, it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The “Boston Massacre” phrase has been used to describe a pivotal late-season sweep by the Yankees of the rival Boston Red Sox in 1978. That season culminated in a World Series championship for the Yankees. (AP Photo/Eric Stangel)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured.

The athletic company, based in Portland, Ore., said Monday that it took immediate action last week to remove the products. The shirts were sold primarily at its factory store outlets.

"We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

The shirts, which featured blood-splattered lettering, were designed for New York Yankees fans.

The "Boston Massacre" phrase has been used to describe a pivotal late-season sweep by the Yankees of the rival Boston Red Sox in 1978. That season culminated in a World Series championship for the Yankees.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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April 23, 2013
Nike SO often has to pull this or that product due to reports of correlated violence. How is it possible? Doesn't it make you wonder about Nike that this keeps happening?

Maybe the MDJ will run a story about all the products Nike sells and all the violent propaganda Nike uses to sell them.

Nah. Gotta sell t-shirts and sneakers!
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