Posted: 8:31 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013
By Rick Couri
The t-shirts were made for the famous rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Red Sox.
But with the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week Nike realized they had to pull the shirts and do it fast.
The shirts were all blue with the words Boston Massacre on the front splattered with what looks like blood.
The phrase Boston Massacre has been used to describe the 1978 Yankees sweep of Boston in a late season series that helped propel the Yankees into the playoffs and an eventual World Series title.
But after the events of last week the company says they won’t sell the shirts from this point forward.
Nike’s Mary Remuzzi told The Associated Press “we conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution.”