NFL

Nike pulls Panthers shirt with wrong Carolina

07/17 7:21 AM

Nike said it has removed an embarrassing geographical error from circulation. The T-shirt, which started to gain traction after it was pointed out on Twitter, had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters "NC" inside an outline of South Carolina.

Nike is literally taking one back.

The world's largest shoe and apparel company said on Tuesday it has removed an embarrassing geographical error from circulation.

The T-shirt had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters "NC" inside an outline of the wrong Carolina -- South Carolina.

"A small quantity of incorrect Carolina Panthers T-shirts were recently made available for sale," said Nike spokesman Brian Strong. "The product should not have been sold. We have removed it from sale and apologize for the error."

It's not the first time the state of North Carolina has been involved in a merchandising snafu. In the spring of 2012, a company called Aggieland Outfitters somehow put the state on a shirt welcoming Texas A&M to the SEC. There are no teams in the SEC located in North Carolina.

The Panthers have played all their home games in Charlotte, N.C., with the exception of their inaugural season in 1995 when the team played in Clemson, S.C.


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