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Old Navy

Screws Up NFL Merch ...

Orders Mass Destruction

9/15/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Old Navy
was so EMBARRASSED by a batch of botched t-shirts they made ... the company resorted to emergency destruction protocols ... TMZ has learned.

Here's what happened ... Old Navy hired an third party company to design a slew of vintage pro-football themed t-shirts ... honoring classic teams like the Texans, Jets, Chiefs and Browns ... problem is the company they hired screwed up the final product.

Old Navy was left with THOUSANDS of error-filled items ... listing the wrong championship team ... the wrong year ... or even listing the wrong league (above: the Jets were AFL champs, NOT NFL champs in 1968).

TMZ obtained a memo from the corporate office to retail outlets ... telling managers to enact "standard D&D process"  ... which means DESTROYING the goods and then disposing of them ASAP.

Old Navy has previously released a statement on the screw-up ... saying, “The NFL clothing sold in our Old Navy stores is created by a third party sports licensing company. It is our intention to always provide the best merchandise to our customers and NFL fans. We apologize for this error and are removing the T-shirts.”

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Of course, they couldn't just ship them over to Africa or some other third world hell-hole as donations and get a tax write off. Wasteful bastards....

765 days ago


I doubt they'll destroy the shirts.

Every year they print Super Bowl t-shirts with BOTH teams as the winner so they can sell them immediately after the game. Yes, they send all the "loser" shirts to third world countries. I'll bet Old Navy knows about it.

765 days ago


Mistakes run rampant nowadays. For instance, this, in this article..."Here's what happened ... Old Navy hired an third party company to design a slew of vintage pro-football themed t-shirts..."

But that's okay, TMZ...we're getting used to it.

765 days ago

Really People?    

I agree with ponds*** I was thinking the same thing, people would try and collect those shirts,if they are not destroy

765 days ago


I hope Old Navy donates the clothing to another country who could use the clothing, instead of destroying the shirts.

765 days ago

Scott Levy    

Another country? Hell, there are poverty-stricken people here in the US who would love to have those shirts. Errors or none.

765 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

I wanna see TONS of homeless people here rocking these incorrect t-shirts!!!
They do have to think of douchebags trying to re-sell 'em, tho, so maybe overseas it is.

765 days ago


And in other earth ****tering news, I put my t-shirt on backwards.

765 days ago


Ummm, pardon me, but why would sh aterring be a censored word?

765 days ago


That's what happen when you send your products to Korea, really. They can spell only use certain letters. I remember a Jerry Rice jersey I saw. They spelled oKland Raiders instead of Oakland.

765 days ago


The shirts should be pulled from stores but not destroyed. There are several homeless shelters across the country that could use the shirts.

765 days ago


Do not destroy the cloths send the shirts to third world poverty stricken nations that can use the shirts and least get a tax donation out of them. The people that were in Hurricane Issacs destruction path that can use the shirts.

765 days ago


Donate the shirts to the red cross and let them disbrurse the shirts to people that can reallly use them. You can even take one shirt from each team and have the whole team sign it auction off all 32 shirts for a great donation to the NFL charity the United Way.

765 days ago


Serves 'em right.

765 days ago


instead of destroying them how about shipping them to a third world country?

765 days ago
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