UT president: Strong shirt 'ugly,' 'racist'

UT president: Strong shirt 'ugly,' 'racist'

POSTED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 8:14am

Shirt read: “Black is the new Brown”

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a controversial T-shirt featuring University of Texas' new football coach Charlie Strong was dubbed “ugly” and “racist” Tuesday by the school's president, Bill Powers.

“Black is the new Brown,” read the burnt-orange-colored shirt recently pulled down by the online store Etsy. The $19.99 T-shirt featured a photo of Strong, the school's first black head coach, who replaced longtime coach Mack Brown.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/sports/college_sports/longhorns/article/UT-president-Strong-shirt-ugly-racist-5142339.php?cmpid=hpts

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