'Feelin' Thorny' T-shirt pulled by soccer club

'Feelin' Thorny' T-shirt pulled by soccer club

Credit: Portland Thorns

'Feelin' Thorny' T-shirt pulled by soccer club

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by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com

kgw.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 22 at 6:35 PM

PORTLAND - A T-shirt with the slogan "Feelin' Thorny?" has been pulled by Portland's new women's pro soccer team, a day after a Facebook page protesting the slogan was created.

The blog Prost Amerika reported on Thursday about the Facebook page, called Discontinue Portland Thorns "Feelin' Thorny?" Merchandise and the controversy over the slogan. By Friday afternoon, the page had 135 likes and included numerous posts by those upset over the slogan.

On Friday, the club made the decision to pull the shirts from sale, according to a report by The  Oregonian. Timbers CEO Mike Golub said the shirts were selling well since going on sale this week, and that it was created as a funny, playful twist, according to the paper, but was pulled out of respect to those who expressed concerns.

The Portland Thorns are one of eight women's pro soccer squads set to begin their pro season in the next month. 

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