Clothing company Under Armour has apologized for a T-shirt design that was deemed offensive to members of the military.
On Friday, the company faced pushback after complaints about a new men’s T-shirt flooded its Facebook page. The unfortunately named “Band of Ballers” shirt depicts what appear to be four men collectively holding up a basketball net. It bears a striking resemblance to a well-known image of soldiers raising a flag at Iwo Jima. People weren’t amused.
— Venator (@MaxVenator) May 16, 2015
@UnderArmour Some things you just don't mess with. And the flag raising at Iwo Jima is no exception. That's a sacred image.
— Alexandre (@Alexandre10203) May 16, 2015