Nike pulls incorrect Panthers shirt
Updated: July 16, 2013, 6:21 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com
NikeNike pulled this shirt, which had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters "NC" inside an outline of South Carolina. The team plays in Charlotte, N.C.
Nike is literally taking one back.
The world's largest shoe and apparel company said on Tuesday it has removed an embarrassing geographical error from circulation.
The T-shirt had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters "NC" inside an outline of the wrong Carolina -- South Carolina.
"A small quantity of incorrect Carolina Panthers T-shirts were recently made available for sale," said Nike spokesman Brian Strong. "The product should not have been sold. We have removed it from sale and apologize for the error."
It's not the first time the state of North Carolina has been involved in a merchandising snafu. Last spring, a company called Aggieland Outfitters somehow put the state on a shirt welcoming Texas A&M to the SEC. There are no teams in the SEC located in North Carolina.
The Panthers have played all their home games in Charlotte, N.C., with the exception of their inaugural season in 1995 when the team played in Clemson, S.C.