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Jets vs. Colts -- The Loser Will Help in Haiti

1/22/2010 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts are both on the hot seat for selling AFC Championship clothing BEFORE this weekend's AFC Championship game -- but there's good news ... the losing team's gear will go directly to the people of Haiti.

The shirts became available earlier this week on each team's website -- both teams took serious heat for jinxing themselves by producing the gear.

But there is a silver lining -- TMZ spoke to a rep from the NFL Consumer Products Department who told us, "The shirts will be donated to World Vision and sent to Haiti."

Hope the Haitians like the Colts ...

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Are you serious? I don't know what you've been smoking but the Colts are going to win with Peyton Manning, hands down! GO COLTS!

1681 days ago


I assume they would like the colts...Pierre Garcon?

1681 days ago


You're clearly a well informed Sanchez fan. Sorry to tell you but Mark attended Mission Viejo. Maybe you're thinking of Carson Palmer who was also a USC QB that went to Santa Margarita.

1681 days ago


I'm guessing you'll retract that statement when the Colts whip some serious ass Sunday. GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1681 days ago


eh em....the Haitians better like the Jets. I'm with Peyton Manning and the Colts as I have been for the last 8 years

1681 days ago

Eric in Indiana    

Nice to see how NY JETS are going to help out Haiti earthquake victims. Better part would be that all the players match donations from their fans as well.

1681 days ago

Dee Doll    

Colts did not have AFC Championship wear for sale on their website. Only AFC Championship items for sale on the Colts website is kickoff football (being auctioned for charity) and a replica of the "flip coin". Only place Colts AFC Championship gear is being hawked is on the NFL website ProShop. Did anyone from TMZ actually go onto the Colts website to check?

1681 days ago


colts will win.

1681 days ago


This happens with every championship game. Since they have the merch printed up beforehand, the losing team's stuff is usually sent to an impoverished area, usually Africa. I think it's great that these organizations are helping other parts of the world instead of just trashing the merch.

1681 days ago


Mountain dew lookin tee shirts

1681 days ago


If you had fully done your research, you would find that since the shirts need to be done in advance so that the teams will have them as soon as the game is over, the NFL ROUTINELY gives the shirts that will not be needed (Jets shirts)to an aera that is very poor. This is not an obscure fact, all you need to do is contact the NFL head office to confirm this and it also has been publicised on a number of pre-game shows before championship and Super Bowl pre game shows. Plus the Colts would never be so stupid as to jinx themselves by selling championship stuff on the site before the game.

1681 days ago


Why don't they both give to Haiti and stop making bets around a life tragedy.

1681 days ago


Colts aren't losing thank you very much!

1681 days ago


I remember watching The Soup and them saying prematurely that the Bears were going to beat the Colts in the Super Bowl and well we all know how that went down. The Colts feed off the Nay Sayers. Keep hatin. We'll shove it in your face on Sunday!

1681 days ago


The NFL has been doing it for years, giving the losing team merchandise to third world countries. This is nothing new.

1681 days ago
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