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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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46 COMMENTS

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31.

South Side     

That's what happen when you OUTSOURCE American jobs.

736 days ago
32.

kyle    

i know youre not a sports sight and at best everyone lives in LA so no sports knowledge, but if you talk about the Houston Texans as a "classic" team you should probably know, that there is absolutely nothing classic about the team, unless you believe that they were the Houston Texans which is untrue, that team moved to Tennessee, thanks, love the site

736 days ago
33.

Mike    

"honoring classic teams like the Texans..." classic?! They were established in 2001!

734 days ago
34.

Rasy2kG     

This is the same thing that happened last year with their college gear..

733 days ago
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