As if it doesn’t hurt enough that Seattle lost its Sonics to Oklahoma City, a t-shirt company there has printed up shirts for Thunder fans thanking Seattle for their team. Isn’t that nice?
The shirts, created by Oklahoma City-based War Paint Clothing Company, show what appears to be the classic Sonics logo with the city skyline inside a basketball on the front. But instead of the green and yellow with the Space Needle, the logo is blue with the Oklahoma City skyline.
On the back is the message: “Thank you Seattle – Okc”
The company posted the shirts on Twitter. After getting some pushback from Seattle Sonics fans, a some “threats,” the company decided to stop selling the shirt late Monday.
Courtesy Warpaint Clothing Company’s Twitter feed
Kelley Tubbs lovin his shirt
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