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WVU Bookstore Offering Amnesty For “Offensive” T-Shirts

  • Timothy Burke

Calling the t-shirts “illegitimate,” a WVU student group is partnering with the school bookstore to offer “amnesty” to owners of a shirt made famous by ESPN.

According to a West Virginia University press release, students who own the shirt can trade it in at the bookstore for a $20 voucher toward any officially-licensed merchandise. The shirts have raised the ire of WVU athletic director Oliver Luck, who asked students to please not wear the shirts to games.

As a public facility, Mountaineer Field cannot restrict students from wearing the shirts — so college officials are hoping the amnesty program will keep them from appearing on television again.

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