Wal-Mart Apologizes for Selling UMD Shirts With Massachusetts Design

"We understand the pride Marylanders feel for the Terps, and apologize for the mistake"

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Wal-Mart said Monday it's embarrassed to "stick our head out of our shell" after the mega-store sold University of Maryland Terrapins T-shirts that showed the state of Massachusetts instead of the state of Maryland.

A customer spotted the error in a Wal-Mart store last week and posted a photo to Wal-Mart’s Twitter page. A Wal-Mart employee at the time defended the shirts by saying Maryland and Massachusetts have similar dips on the right side.

But another Wal-Mart employee apologized for the error on Monday with a turtle pun – terrapins are small turtles found in the eastern United States.

The shirts will be removed from stores, a company spokesman said.

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“We are working with Russell Athletic to determine how this happened and in the meantime are removing the shirt from our stores,” the spokesman said by email. “We understand the pride Marylanders feel for the Terps, and apologize for the mistake."

Apparently, this isn’t the first time Wal-Mart has made the mistake. Another Twitter user brought up the same issue in July.

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