Published September 14, 2011 - 11:15pm
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After ESPN showed one of these popular West Virginia shirts to a national audience, the Mountaineers’ Athletic Director, Oliver Luck, wrote a letter to all fans banning the shirts. Here are the highlights of the letter:
During the opening game of the 2011 WVU football season, one of the ESPN cameras showed a young man wearing a blue t-shirt with “West F##### Virginia” on the chest. Based on the TV rating of the game, this picture was seen by at least a few million people around the country.
As you know, we have a big home football game against LSU coming up next Saturday and we would like to present a more favorable image to the millions of football fans from around the country who will be watching the game.
We all know LSU fans have seen worse, but I have never heard of a West Virginia fan known for being classy…
UPDATE: A student group at West Virginia has offered to buy back the shirts from students for $20 per shirt.