Especially for St Patrick’s Day Nike have released a fabulous new runner called… The Black and Tan.
They obviously didn’t do even a second of research on this name – the term Black and Tan comes from the uniform worn by mercenaries: the prison released scum and violent psychopaths who committed terrible atrocities in Ireland.
Yeah there are bars in the States where you can buy a pint of misguidedly named Black and Tan (half Guinness, half ale) - and Nike are doing a lot of drinks themed running gear at the moment. But come on guys!
Unfortunately this isn’t the only product bearing this moniker. Here’s a tan that Broadsheet found when they were getting ready to go out at the weekend.
Now Nike how about a lovely crimson runner called, I dunno, Khmer Rouge? It’s got quite a ring to it.
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