Old Navy apparently isn’t old enough to get their NFL history straight!
The retailer debuted a line of shirts for all NFL teams, each sporting a year that the team won a championship, but they got their info ALL wrong!
First and worst was the Houston Texans shirt that read "1961 AFC Champions."
If Old Navy would have done a quick search on Google, they would have discovered it was actually the Houston Oilers, who have since become the Tennessee Titans, who earned the title in 1961. The Texans weren’t even a team until 2002.
Other fumbles included the Cleveland Browns tee, which said they were 1964 AFC Champions, when they were actually really NFL champs, or the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs shirts which stated they were NFL champs, even though the league was still known as the AFL.
Old Navy also messed up the Detroit Lions shirt, labeling them as the 1957 NFC champs, when it should have been NFL.
That’s a lot of oversights!
A spokesperson from Gap Inc., Old Navy's parent company, blamed a "third party sports licensing company" for all the mislabeled t-shirts, which have since been intercepted from shelves.
You would have thought they learned to proofread after their last grammatical fail, but apparently not!
On the bright side, it’s giving them a ton of publicity, and these incorrect shirts could be a collectors item now.
[Image via Old Navy.]
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