Q13 FOX News Online
8:17 PM CDT, May 22, 2012
It’s like seeing your ex walk down the aisle — it has been years and you know it’s over, but it still stings.
That is how a lot of Seattle Super Sonics fans are feeling as they watch the Thunder power through the playoffs — knocking off the mighty Lakers in game five Monday night.
One Oklahoma City-based clothing company is pouring some salt into the wounds of Sonics fans with a new shirt.
Warpaint Clothing tweeted a photo Sunday of the shirt with the old Sonics logo — the Seattle skyline replaced with that of OKC on the front and note to their team’s former home on the back that reads: “Thank You Seattle — OKC.”
After posting the photo, the company reportedly received complaints and threats.
“That shirt has really stirred up some s***. Got hate mail from sonics nation . Hahahahahaha” @warpaintrags tweeted.
The company later backed off its Twitter rhetoric, saying the shirt isn’t designed to be disrespectful: “So much hate in the world. No disrespect meant. We appreciate where our team came from actually. Put your energy into something positive.”
Warpaint Clothing, who did not immediately respond to requests for a comment, has not actually posted the shirt for sale in its website — only teasing a photo of it via its social network account.