Jimmy Clausen T-shirt ‘Catholics vs Cousins’ criticized on Twitter, apologized later (Photo)

By on Dec 18, 2012 in Football, Lifestyle, Sports, United States Comments

The so-called ‘Jimmy Clausen T-shirt‘ with “Catholics vs Cousins” on it, as shown in the photo below, was criticized on Twitter. The said T-shirt is reportedly for the upcoming BCS Championship Game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide, to be held on Saturday, January 2, 2013.

Catholics vs Cousins t-shirt tweet

Catholics vs Cousins t-shirt, with
Jimmy Clausen’s tweet

Image Credit: Matt Fairchild/Sports Crack

“Some people have to much time on your hands! It’s a shirt people lol” Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) tweeted on Monday, December 17, 2012, as a reply to his haters after he deleted the photo, adding later, “The shirt was sent to me! I was saying Thank you #calmdown”

Clausen, 25, is a former Notre Dame quarterback and is now playing for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was not selected in the first round of the draft, despite predictions that he will be among the Top-10 pick.

Meanwhile, the “cousins” in the said Notre Dame BCS t-shirt, which reportedly became an idea when almost similar t-shirt surfaced, which was referred from the controversial football match between the Notre Dame and the Univeristy of Miami held on October 15, 1988, where Notre Dame won, 31-30.

Apparently, the 1988 Notre Dame vs Miami football match was dubbed as “Catholics vs Convicts” after some Notre Dame students created t-shirts with Catholics vs. Convicts on them and were sold before the game. Both teams were undefeated when they faced each that time at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana.

Meanwhile, some football fans criticized Jimmy Clausen for posting a photo of the Notre Dame t-shirt, which started to be sold early this month. Clausen tweeted the company that time, saying “pretty sweet shirt!!! Might need to get a few of those.” He later removed the photo of the t-shirt and apologized.

“I’m sorry if I offended anyone by posting that shirt, I didn’t mean anything by it at all…Looking forward to a great game in Miami!” Clausen tweeted on Monday afternoon.

Jimmy Clausen t-shirt Catholics vs Cousins
Catholics vs Cousins Jimmy Clausen t-shirt
Image Credit: Jimmy Clausen Twitter

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