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follow Blurtman 2016 Sep 15, 10:02am
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I hope someone resigns over this deplorable racism.
'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban
Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words.
ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were customizing their jerseys with the name of the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo, contacted Fanatics. Fanatics runs online retail for the four major North American leagues. Fanatics spokesman Meier Raivich said that a Fanatics employee proactively added "Harambe" to a frequently updated list that instantly rejects the word when a fan tries to customize it on the nameplate on the back of a jersey.
"Harambe" was subsequently added to the banned list for the other leagues, including the NFL, which received the majority of the blame on social media Wednesday even though league officials had nothing to do with the decision.
As word began to circulate of the banning, Fanatics officials decided that "Harambe" didn't belong on the list, which includes thousands of words, made up mostly of profane and slang words. On Thursday morning, "Harambe" was removed from the list.
White R & D voters don't look like ASSHOLES.
They are ASSHOLES!
Stupid goes to the bone.