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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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16.

Phishie from Philly    

They screwed up because they asked Harvey.
..
The real Phishie from Philly

776 days ago
17.

woodin    

The bigger problem, why did Old Navy donate the shirts to shelters, etc.

Pathetic corporate citizenship

776 days ago
18.

James25    

I really hope that Old Navy doesn't destroy the shirts. That would be such a waste. Just give them to charity.

776 days ago
19.

scoopie    

If you already own one, save it, cause you'll be able to go on Antiques Roadshow in 2060... and be told it's worth like $500

775 days ago
20.

Babydoll0630    

LOL.

775 days ago
21.

billy    

actually old navy got this shirt right they jets WON super bowl 3 which means they are the nfl champs in 1968 you guys need to get your facts right next time please

775 days ago
22.

Steve    

Texans aren't a classic team...unless you meant the Oilers.

Good Job on checking facts again.

775 days ago
23.

Jreal    

That's what happens when you let the CHINESE make every damn thing!

775 days ago
24.

gina    

I doubt Old Navy will donate them anywhere, its cheaper to cut their losses and destroy them in store without shipping them back. When I worked in retail we had to destroy perfectly good stuff all the time... and if I wanted it, I had to pay full price for it because you had to record and do***ent all destroyed inventory. I think we even shipped most of the shredded pieces back to them. Not Old Navy, but similar. I'm gonna email them, I think people should let them know they should send these shirts to the needy.

775 days ago
25.

Stu    

Really?? You should trade in your penises, the Jets are in the AFL but they beat the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl to be the NFL Champs

775 days ago
26.

Scott    

They were champs in '69 not '68

775 days ago
27.

Ajbedhead    

I think the "third party" is that Junkfood Brand that used to be around a few years ago. Good job Junkfood.

775 days ago
28.

Pat    

Why not give them to homeless shelters?

775 days ago
29.

Frankenstien    

Outsourcing at it's finest. What do you expect for 8 bucks!?

775 days ago
30.

I am Spartacus    

I don't even think 3rd World Countries want to wear Old Navy's cheap crap.

775 days ago
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