Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/17/12
Here at Helmet2Helmet, I’ve made it an unwritten rule to focus solely on the NFL and rarely delve into the collegiate ranks. Of course, when the situation calls for it, I’ve made exceptions to that rule (and even its own category). Thanks to Jimmy Clausen, this is one of those times. On Monday, the Panthers backup quarterback and Notre Dame alumnus tweeted a controversial picture of a t-shirt which references next month’s BCS National Championship game between the Fighting Irish and Crimson tide. Reading “Catholics vs. Cousins,” the shirt features two caricatures: a stiff-arming leprechaun (Notre Dame) and a yokel swigging moonshine (Alabama). Predictably, this landed Clausen in hot water with his followers, who’ve presumably complained about the highly stereotypical images. Shortly after firing off the Twitpic, Clausen deleted it from his Twitter account and began to backtrack. The shirt was sent to me! I was saying THANK YOU #calmdownpeople — Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) December 17, 2012 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! — Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) December 17, 2012 Several outlets, including USA Today, had quick reflexes. Lucky for us. Not so much for Clausen.
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