Wal-Mart pulls T-shirt that mixed up Massachusetts and Maryland, issues apology

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Well, maybe they got confused because the state names share the first two letters. Wal-Mart 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.

Last week another customer pointed out the problem and included helpful maps.

But Wal-Mart stayed the course. Or may have just confused what part of Interstate 95 it was driving on.

On Monday, Wal-Mart owned up to its mistake.

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“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.

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Well, maybe they got confused because the state names share the first two letters. Wal-Mart 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.

Last week, another customer pointed out the problem and included helpful maps.

But Wal-Mart stayed the course. Or might have just confused what part of Interstate 95 it was driving on.

On Monday, Wal-Mart owned up to its mistake.

UMASS-PRIMARY-250

“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.