Cubby Tees Pulls Controversial ‘Chicago Stronger’ Shirts and Answers Critics

June 14th, 2013 by Gabe Zaldivar Leave a reply »

A sports apparel company pulled its "Chicago Stronger" shirts and released a lengthy response to fans outraged over them.

Yahoo! Sports reports on an ongoing debate over a sports slogan that followed the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, and one that now sees Chicago-based sports apparel company Cubby Tees taking a great deal of Internet vitriol for this particular shirt: 

As you might recall, many in Boston began sporting shirts and signs that had "Boston Strong" emblazoned over the front, a motto that served to build support and camaraderie for a city shaken by senseless acts of violence. 

Unfortunately, fans outside the Boston area took that sentiment and decided to use it for their own sports slogans. Yahoo! Sports, MassLive and many others reference the following image of a Toronto Maple Leafs fan holding a sign that read "Toronto Stronger."

Cubby Tees decided to adopt a similar slogan with its Chicago Blackhawks T-shirt, which was met with an outpouring of disgust from Twitter users. 

Boston Sports Then and Now has a sampling ...

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