MASSACHUSETTS — Well, maybe they got confused because the state names share the first two letters. Walmart has pulled a t-shirt that showed the outline of Massachusetts with team name for University of Maryland, according to the Washington Post.
It was first pointed out last summer by a shopper who was not geographically challenged.
Someone please tell me why Walmart has a shirt that says "terps" in the outline of the state of Massachusetts pic.twitter.com/TQRfvdqbE9
— Victoria Owens (@Victoria_Owens8) July 13, 2015
Last week another customer pointed out the problem and included helpful maps.
— Samantha Ficco (@Samficco) March 30, 2016
But Walmart stayed the course. Or may have just confused what part of I-95 they were driving on.
@Samficco The state of Maryland is shaped to dip down on the right hand side which includes the word "Terps" for the team. -Marie
— Walmart (@Walmart) March 31, 2016
Monday, Walmart owned up to its Map-gate.
@Samficco We’re so embarrassed we may never stick our head out of our shell again! Thanks for guiding this lost Terrapin back to MD! -Sonny
— Walmart (@Walmart) April 4, 2016
“We are working with Russell Athletic to determine how this happened and in the meantime are removing the shirt from our stores,” the company told the Post. “We understand the pride Marylanders feel for the Terps, and apologize for the mistake.”
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen can stand down now.