‘MSU Rebels’ T-shirts leaves Web a-twitter

By John L. Pitts/NEMS Daily Journal

Late Friday morning, social media sites including Facebook and Twitter were in a bit of an uproar after maroon T-Shirts for the “Mississippi State Rebels” were spotted on sale by an Omaha street vendor.
As you can imagine, that triggered a lot of (mostly) good natured comments from both MSU and Ole Miss fans. Both sides have been often exasperated when the rival school’s nicknames or logos are confused – especially when it happens on ESPN.
“Some screen printer just lost their next contract,” was a popular tweet from Landon Howell of the Fancred web site.
MSU officials, alerted by social media, tracked down the vendor and “removed” the shirts.
It’s sure to be a collector’s item. As of late afternoon, though, none were listed for sale on eBay.