The Portland Thorns, Oregon’s franchise in the eight-team National Women’s Soccer League launching next month, pulled this t-shirt after some fans complained — with a Facebook campaign — that it sent the wrong message about women’s soccer.

Clever? Portland is known as The City of Roses.


What do you think?

We say: if you don’t like the t-shirt, don’t buy it.

One thing is certain. Thanks to the controversy, sports fans now know there’s a women’s soccer team in Portland.