US clothing brand apologises after cutting Northern Ireland out of St Patrick's Day t-shirt
An American clothing brand has apologised after manufacturing a St Patrick's Day t-shirt with Northern Ireland removed from the map of Ireland.
J.Crew apologised for any offence caused and confirmed that they had removed the t-shirt from sale.
The t-shirt was widely mocked on social media after images of it were shared on Twitter.
It features a map of Ireland, with Northern Ireland removed, and pints of beer, a harp and a windmill.
It went on sale ahead of the traditional St Patrick's Day celebrations on March 17.
The t-shirt was being sold on the J.Crew website for £8.50, but has now been withdrawn.
"This product has been removed from sale and we regret any unintended offence it may have caused," a J.Crew spokesperson said.
The company apologised for any "unintended offence" caused by the t-shirt.
Belfast Telegraph Digital