So is This the Most Racist Wayne Simmonds Shirt Imaginable?

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Email from reader Dr. Rob:

Hey Kyle,
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? I was perusing ebay for some flyers apparel (already have your shirts!) and came across this item apparently being sold by David Sterling:

Are you kidding me??? Send me your feedback.
-Dr. Rob

Here’s my feedback, Rob M.D.: Pretty sure this is racistAlso: “Donald.”

The seller, bmullin1403, put this for sale at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, just after Simmonds scored his hat trick. Here’s the description:

This is an EXCLUSIVE Pre-Sale for these beautiful custom Wayne Simmonds Flyers T-Shirts. Shirt design was created by me through photoshop. Order was just placed for 15 shirts and are guaranteed to be delivered by May 8th. If you purchase before that date please know your item won’t ship until the 8th. If you decide to take your chances and wait, your item will ship within 1 business day. Don’t wait and miss out as there is an extremely limited quantity available!

Cool, bro. Great decision selling a shirt that won’t ship until a week after the season is over. What kind of idiot would do that?

It wasn’t particularly difficult to find bmullin since the #PickingCornersNotCotton hashtag is populated by exactly… two… two people:

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And from there, the irony gets kind of thick, since (@bmullin1403) has sort of a thing on Twitter for defending Simmonds and P.K. Subban against racist comments. So maybe, maybe this was just an extraordinarily misguided effort to defend Simmer against online hate. But, um:


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  • Saunders May 3, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Now that is funny.

  • Kacie McDonnell's Horse Teeth May 3, 2014 at 10:58 am


    • Jeff Garcia May 5, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Its a joke, unlike the Boston fans with PK Subban.

  • Port Richmond May 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I love how suburban white people are experts on what’s racist

  • Kamala Burger May 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I see nothing wrong with this shirt. It’s true. Simmonds is picking corners, not cotton.
    If it said he should be picking cotton or something like that, I’d say racist.
    Lighten up Kyle

  • Ron Shelly- Catholic League Referee May 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Simmonds can’t catch a break in a white mans sport

  • Candy from the Oak May 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I think it racists that his using UPS (brown) and not option for fedex

  • Ridley Minimum Wage OB-GYN May 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Eh, it’s certainly “racially insensitive.”

    And under the Critical Douchebag Studies that have replaced history and lit at college, I’m sure it can be proven to be racist, but so can almost everything else.

  • Mikey M. May 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I’m wearing the shirt right now. I’m out golfing right now with a bunch of white guys smoking big cigars.

    • Jeff Garcia May 5, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Ohhhhhh, Is one of them Ed Snider?

  • Ollie Anderson May 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Wonder if Simmonds is a good tipper. $$$

    • Arn Anderson May 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Doubt it.

    • Jeff Garcia May 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Funny you should mention that. I just saw the director’s cut of the last Soprano’s episode. Turns out those black guys that come into the diner when Tony is eating with his family ended up ordering the chicken and then left without leaving a tip.

  • Not Cool May 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yeah that’s racist. Since the dipshit seems to update his twitter every 5 mins like a bitch it would be funny if Simmonds “ran into him”.

  • Crossing Broad Moderator May 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Everybody give it a rest, and stop trying to jumpstart additional racist threads. (Lord knows the local athletes will give us enough fodder, without someone having to troll ebay, etc for additional material.)

    The next thing you know, “Fran Dunphy” will be back here to lecture everyone.


  • JVR's mole May 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Regardless of racism (its pretty racist)….its a fucking stupid shirt and only the most turd of jersey flyers fans would wear this

  • Mike Missanelli May 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I feel sorry for you people. On Monday’s show, I’m having Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Jerry Mondesire on to talk about how racist hockey fans are.

    • Jeff Garcia May 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

      You should broadcast live from Boston in order to be more timely and topical. A radio vet like you should know this Mike….

  • Phil from Mt. Airy May 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    If I catch anybody wearing that t-shirt,I’ll rip it off and make them eat it.

  • Donavan McNabb May 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    #5 will always love you

  • My name is Racist, the racist racist May 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist Racist racist racist

  • Budweiser May 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    The only solution is for Kyle to find this racist shirt maker and fight him!!

  • Philly home of homosexuals May 4, 2014 at 6:13 am

    If chip Kelly has big balls he would sign Richie Incognito

  • Cecily Hymen May 4, 2014 at 6:23 am

    fuck the racist that made this

  • Jay Steinberg May 4, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Some south philly wop probably made this

  • cousin ant May 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

    yo bo! im not racist. i was called ALL kinds of names as a kid because of my kinky hair! 4 for 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Happy May 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations to Michael Carter Williams,for being the 1st 76er to win the rookie of the year award since Allen Iverson won it in 1997.

  • MIkey Mess May 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Yes, this shirt is far more offensive than a t-shirt advocating a bleeding head injury to Sidney Crosby! (that was sarcasm, for you dummies)

    Get off your self-righteous, politically-correct high horses, you jackasses. All the incessant whining and faux outrage by the media and commenters brings more attentions to this kind of stuff than the initial object/event (as the case may be).

  • Kyle is a Terrible Writer May 5, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Kyle, before trying to publicly call out someone, I think it’s necesarry to do your due diligence before posting comments made to make fun of this guy.

    Your first insult was that the seller listed the item after Simmonds’ hat trick, which was 4/29. If that’s the case, how is it possibly that by clicking that big “sold” button, you can see an item was sold on 4/27, which means the item was listed at least two days before the hat trick. Good job, Kyle.

    Second, the insult for “not shipping until a week after the season is over” since we already covered the listing was posted on or before 4/27, can you honestly say you knew with absolute certainty that we were going to lose this series against the Rangers and thus end our season? No Philadelphia fan would have conceded with still 2-3 games left to play. Again, good reporting here.

    Your research should have been more extensive than simply typing the hashtag in twitter.

    Lastly, to Kyle and everyone else complaining about this shirt, like the commenter above, how is Kyle selling a shirt depicting Sidney Crosby suffering a head injury which causes him to bleed out any better than a shirt depicting Simmonds with what may be interpreted with a racially insensitive hashtag? Not saying either shirt is right, but people will wear them and people have different views and opinions. There’s no reason to “put this guy on blast” for doing exactly what you’re doing Kyle (making shirts as an attempt to make money).

    • Sal Pal May 5, 2014 at 3:12 am

      I agree

  • you are a dope May 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

    the difference you fucking idiot is that sydney crosby and his entire race were not persecuted for hundreds of years because of the color of their skin. it’s no big deal when you’re not the one being targeted. get your fucking head out of your ass you idiot.

    • Fuck off, pussy! May 6, 2014 at 12:09 am

      Cry me a river, you self-righteous fuckwad!

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