Posted January 13, 2014

This Charlie Strong Texas T-Shirt Is Horrible

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And shame on the person who created it.

For a brief period this fan-made t-shirt titled “Black is the New Brown” was for sale on Etsy for $19.95 by someone who thinks they’re clever. According to Gamedayr, the description for the item read as follows:

After 16 years as head coach of the Longhorns, Mack Brown is stepping down to make way for Charlie Strong as the new head coach. Celebrate Charlie Strong’s arrival in style.

The shirt of course is making reference to new Texas head coach Charlie Strong’s race in relation to the school’s previous coach, Mack Brown. To the item’s discredit, it manages to achieve the awful trifecta of being offensive, unfunny and not making any sense.

Of course this one shirt is hardly an indication of the attitudes of the entire school, but the fact remains that Charlie Strong is Texas’ first ever African-American head football coach, so misguided displays such as this one seem especially troubling.

[Lost Letterman]

4 comments
Transcenders
Transcenders

Charlie Strong is a GREAT COACH, and his fans here in Louisville were sad to see him go, but we understood he has a right to do what's best for him and his family.  We worried about how he and his wife and daughters would be treated in Texas, and this t-shirt tells us how that is going.  Hopefully, the idiot t-shirt maker is in a very small minority of the fanbase, season-ticket-holders and boosters there. 

P.N.Gwynn
P.N.Gwynn

It's so shameful that Sports Illustrated should post a story about this product and help it go viral. :/

WestcoastMD
WestcoastMD

I got a ton of flack by readers when I posted about the racists coming out of the cracks in Texas. This sure did show me I was wrong. Shame on Texas. Shame on the South all together,

muser
muser

@WestcoastMD shame on you for being so bent on finding things to be angry about....