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LSU vs. Alabama: Classless T-Shirts Won't Overshadow Championship Game

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 05:  Mike the Tiger, LSU Tigers mascot, against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Brett StephenAnalyst IIJanuary 5, 2012

A classless attempt at humor by an unofficial Alabama website is causing a stir and casting a shadow on what is sure to be a phenomenal BCS national title game.

The tasteless individuals running the website were selling a shirt mocking LSU’s French heritage by using the ending "eaux" instead of "o."

According to Towleroad (h/t The Advocate), the shirt cleverly said, "Hey Homeauxs, We just beat the hell out of you, 24-10."

I’m being completely sarcastic when I use the word clever, because this shirt is nothing more than a poor and tasteless attempt at humor by a small group of ignorant fans that unfairly sheds a negative light on Alabama fans.

Of course, this is just one person or a small group and in no way reflects the opinion of the overwhelming majority of Crimson Tide fans.

I am happy to announce that, as of this morning, the site appears to have been shut down and hopefully will remain so.

The shirt is not only offensive and tasteless, but it's also pretty presumptuous and bold in predicting a two-touchdown victory by the Crimson Tide.

Hey meauxrons, do remember that your team only scored six points in the last matchup?

Homophobic idiots aside, this matchup between two SEC powerhouses will likely prove to be one of the best BCS national championship games ever, and for the first time in BCS history, an SEC team will lose in the title game.

Hopefully, fans on both sides maintain their class and southern charm and focus on the kids on the field, who have worked their tails off this season to give us a chance to watch excellent football.

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