Under Armour disrespects US military with unbelievable ‘Band of Ballers’ T-shirt

This is not the product launch Under Armour wanted.

Fans of the clothing company noticed Friday that it had released a new T-shirt design that portrayed a group of basketball players raising a hoop in the same way an iconic World War II photograph showed American soldiers raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima in 1945.

And now the company is apologizing.

The shirt named “Band of Ballers” is now listed as “sold out” on the company website and all images of it have been removed.

The company released a series of tweets Saturday expressing regret for the disrespectful design and support for the military.

Under Armour has the utmost respect and admiration for active duty service men and women and veterans who have served our country. (1/3)

We deeply regret and apologize the release of a shirt that is not reflective of our commitment to support & honor our country’s heroes (2/3)

We have taken the necessary steps to remove this shirt, and any related shirts, from all retail and ensure this doesn’t happen again. (3/3)

But some in the Twitterverse destroyed the company for it’s faux pas.

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Carmine Sabia

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