Reebok forced to “quickly” remove disgraceful t-shit featuring a map of Ireland with the North cut-out.
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Sports fans fighting mad as shirt sells Ireland short….
GLOBAL sports brand Reebok was last night forced “quickly” to remove from sale a t-shirt featuring a map of Ireland with the North cut out.
As social media lit up with users expressing their anger at the garment, pictured above, – made to promote an Irish Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC) in Dublin this weekend – Reebok revealed there had been a “design error”.
The t-shirt was being sold online ahead of a UFC fighting event at Dublin’s 3 Arena on Saturday night, where the USA’s Dustin Poirier will face Donegal’s Joe Duffy.
Fans took to Twitter to express their anger and confusion at the t-shirt which simply featured the words ‘Ireland UFC’ and a map of Ireland, with the north cut out.
UFC, which features opponents taking part in mixed martial arts fights, has a strong following in Ireland, with popularity to growing.
Reebok came under fire yesterday from fans as images of the t-shirt appeared on social media sites.
One Twitter user wrote: “Everybody can have their own beliefs regarding Ireland as a Nation. But a company like Reebok should never release a shirt like that.” Another commented: “The new #UFCDublin t-shirt. Errrr”. A spokesman for Reebok yesterday said: “The shirt was a design error in the global product development team. We are moving as quickly as possible to remove it entirely”.
With many thanks to: Maire Louise McConville, The Irish News.
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Posted on October 22, 2015, in EXPOSING THE TRUTH IN ULSTER, TAKE A STAND FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, WORTHWHILE CAUSES and tagged #UFCDublin, 32 Counties, 4 Nations, design error, DUBLIN, Ireland UFC, Irish Ultimate Fighting Championship, North of Ireland cut-out, One Nation, Reebok t-shirt, removed, social media, Sport, Twitter, UFC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.