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ESPN's Bomani Jones started a firestorm on Twitter Thursday when he wore a "Caucasians" shirt (PHOTO: Twitter) ESPN's Bomani Jones started a firestorm on Twitter Thursday when he wore a "Caucasians" shirt (PHOTO: Twitter)
The full picture of the shirt (PHOTO: Twitter) The full picture of the shirt (PHOTO: Twitter)
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ESPN's Bomani Jones immediately began trending on Twitter Thursday after wearing a "Cleveland Caucasians" shirt on Mike & Mike.

The shirt, designed by Shelf Life Clothing, is meant to look like a Cleveland Indians shirt, except it features the word "Caucasians" in place of the word "Indians" and a caricature of a white person with a dollar sign in place of the Indians' mascot Chief Wahoo. 

Many have urged the Cleveland Indians to drop the Chief Wahoo logo, and the team has moved away from it, but it hasn't completely disappeared. 

Filling in for Mike Golic Thursday morning, Jones wore the shirt and social media quickly took note. According to TMZ, Jones was told to cover up the shirt after the social firestorm began to take off and some at ESPN "freaked out." 

While speaking with First Take host Molly Qerim about the shirt, Jones joked that he decided to wear it because "it was clean." Jones has been critical about the continued used of Chief Wahoo and said there's "no defense" for the Indians using Chief Wahoo as a mascot on their official merchandise at this point. 

Some people complained, with one user saying "@bomani_jones shirt...What happens if @Espngreeny(Bomani's Twitter handle) wore an "African Americans" shirt on the air?" 

Jones fired back with, "or...Indians?"

The majority of people just wanted to know where they could get one of the shirts. 

The site to buy the shirt (HERE) has crashed as of Thursday morning, so there are a lot of people wanting one right now. 

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