Posted on July 31, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Thursday, Jul 31 at 2:58 PM
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -Fans cried foul over a new uniforms for the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Team General Manager Ken Shepard used the social media website Twitter to post a design of the uniforms, which were meant for Bluefish Military Appreciation Day.
The picture showed skin-colored T-shirts with dog tags, defined abs and men's nipples. The Bluefish logo was imprinted over the left breast.
It called the jerseys "one button air-mesh."
After a few days on Twitter, Shepard knew it was a strike out.
"This is a parody, right?" posted one Twitter user. "This can't be real."
"Pretty original, yet extremely racist, sexist and full of poor taste," said another user.
Shepard told the Huffington Post that the team got the message loud and clear. He credited social media for that.
"Thank u all 4 your input on a design 4 our Military jerseys," said Shepard in a follow-up Twitter post. "Love how it has taken on a life of its own. Additional designs coming soon."
The Bluefish will use the jerseys for its two military events on Aug. 30 and Sept. 11.
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