September 4, 2010 by staff
Wvu Football, An experiment, the 29 miners who died tragically last year honor on the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine, West Virginia University Mountaineers have in common with new Nike football uniforms that the brand generated from coal. The uniforms are white, but have coal dust on his trousers, and shoulders. The yellow stripe on the Hemet to represent a miner’s headlamp. In the photo with the new uniform, a player seems to emerge from an open pit, leaving a barren landscape.
Anti-coal activists Jeff Biggers and others have spoken to the uniforms. Here Biggers “Huffington Post blog on explanation of the controversy.
The concept for the uniform design was to honor the miners of West Virginia and its heritage. Their hard work and dedication are the same characteristics of the Mountaineer football team.
The graphics around the promotion of uniform that were 10 teams and an iconic representation of each school, designed by Nike and the WVU Athletic Department presented checks. The intention was to be for the players on the field surrounded by carbon and not as an endorsement of a form of mining technology.
We are in talks with Nike about the graphics.
As the coal for about 40 percent of global warming pollution, what you think: Are the uniforms offensive, a good tribute, or something else? Let us know.
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