Tiger-Cats fan buys CFL shirt with Hamilton misspelled

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Published June 20, 2022 at 7:45 pm

There is no ‘I’ in team — and there is only one ‘A’ in Hamilton.

Unless you bought a T-shirt at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats home opener last Saturday (June 18), apparently. A fan named Darci Prince posted a picture to Twitter that depicts a T-shirt where the city name is spelled, “Haamilton.”


“Why are you selling shirts with two A’s?” Prince asked of New Era Canada, which has been the official outfitter of the Canadian Football League since 2019. As of Monday night, Prince had not received a response on the social media platform.

Fellow Twitter users, as one might expect, made sport of the T-shirt typo.

“They spelled it the way it’s pronounced after eight (15-dollar) beers,” suggested a user named @Bigwrenchrob.

“There should be an extra h, too,” Twitter user @oskee1971 said. “Hahamilton… Because it’s better to laugh than cry about this season so far.”

The Tiger-Cats are 0-2, and face Grey Cup rematch on the road against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-0) on Friday.

Last Saturday, a 24-point lead got away from Hamilton in a come-from-way-ahead, wind-affected 33-30 overtime defeat against the Calgary Stampeders. However, only one of the other three East Division teams has a win after two weeks, with the Toronto Argonauts sitting at 1-1.

Both of Winnipeg’s victories came in a home-and-away series with the Ottawa Redblacks, whose quarterback is former Ticat Jeremiah Masoli.

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