Nike pulls "Boston Massacre" shirt off shelves after tragic bombings

Offensive Nike shirt gets pulled from shelves

BOSTON, Mass. - Major retailer Nike is pulling shirts off their shelves with the bloody words "Boston Massacre" written on them.

The shirt was originally a historical reference back to 1770 when British soldiers killed 5 people but in modern terms has been used to describe the New York Yankee's win over the Boston Red Soxs.

Now the athletic apparel company fears the shirt will remind people of the recent bombing tragedy in Boston and so they've wasted no time removing the product.

"We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

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