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 If you saw University of Maryland shirts at Wal-Mart that seemed a bit odd, there’s a good explanation — the shirts mistook Massachusetts for Maryland.

 Until Monday, customers could buy shirts that featured the word “Terps” over a not-terribly-accurate outline of Massachusetts.

The mess-up was first spotted on Twitter last year by a University of Maryland student.

 In a statement to The Washington Post, Wal-Mart wrote, “We are working with Russell Athletic to determine how this happened and in the meantime are removing the shirt from our stores. We understand the pride Marylanders feel for the Terps, and apologize for the mistake.”

More recently, another Twitterer included visual aids to point out Wal-Mart’s error, but the company’s tweet suggested the shirts were supposed to be that way.   Finally, on Monday another Wal-Mart employee tweeted an apology and said the shirts were being removed from stores.

source:  WTOP.com

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