'Boston Massacre' shirts pulled

Updated: April 22, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Nike says T-shirts made for New York Yankees fans that had the words "Boston Massacre" on them have been pulled from outlet stores following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

The navy blue shirt with white lettering and smatterings of red splashed on it refers to the Yankees' rivalry with the Red Sox.

"The shirts being referenced are older baseball shirts that were predominantly being sold through our factory store outlets," Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said Monday. "In light of the tragedy in Boston, we took immediate action last week to remove this product from distribution."

Fanatics, one of the largest online sports retailers, independently decided to halt sales of the shirt as well.

Darren Rovell | email

ESPN.com Sports Business reporter

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