Controversy swirls around Charlie Strong shirt design


AUSTIN (KXAN) – The University of Texas is not commenting on the controversy surrounding a tasteless shirt made to celebrate the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong.

The shirt making the rounds on social media and the original for sale listing on is no longer available.

It read, “Black is the new Brown.”

It’s been a little over a week since Charlie Strong was named to succeed Coach Mack Brown. Some people have been trying to sell shirts capitalizing on the hire .

It’s not clear who printed the shirts or who was trying to sell them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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