Cubs T-Shirt Creators Fight for Right to Be Racist

You may recall a story from last month about some guys in Chicago who decided to sell Kosuke Fukudome t-shirts outside of Wrigley. You may also recall that those shirts -- pictured on the right -- were, to put it mildly, racially insensitive, and were thus banned by the Cubs from being sold around the stadium. ↵

↵Well, now the creators of the “Horry Kow” shirts are defending their right to be racist in the most American way possible: file a lawsuit: ↵

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↵⇥The manufacturers originally agreed not to sell the shirt, which the Cubs called "racially offensive." But WFLD-Ch. 32 reported Wednesday the owners now plan to sue the Cubs to allow them to continue selling the shirts on the streets outside the park. ↵⇥
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↵⇥"Their contention is basically, 'First Amendment. We can say anything we want on the T-shirts,'" [Cubs Chariman Crane] Kenney said. ↵
↵Yeah, man, First Amendment, and stuff! That’s what our forefathers fought off the redcoats for: The right to turn a profit off of being blatantly offensive and ignorant.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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