ESPN has released a statement on the stir that was caused this morning on Mike and Mike — when Bomani Jones sat down wearing a parody Cleveland Indians shirt — with “Caucasians” splattered across the front.
ESPN made this statement to BSO regarding the shirt, and why Jones was asked to cover it up.
“During Mike & Mike this morning, Bomani addressed why he wore the shirt with Molly Qerim and Mike Greenberg. ESPN has discussed the Native American mascot topic across its platforms many times.
Regarding your sweatshirt question, on background I can tell you as the show progressed, we felt Bomani made his point and had openly discussed why he was wearing the shirt, and we wanted to keep the focus to the topics of the day.”
Jones immediately began trending on Twitter of course — with many watching voicing or tweeting strong opinions about the T-shirt.
The shirt was created by a company called Shelf Life Clothing years ago, but finally got the push it needed this morning.