Posted February 28, 2013

Adidas’ March Madness uniforms met with White House petition

NCAAB

Supporters of Kansas basketball have not taken too lightly to the new “custom impact camo” Jayhawks uniforms introduced on Thursday by Adidas.

The fans have officially created a White House petition to the Obama administration to stop players from having to wear the uniforms as the No. 6 Jayhawks get ready for the upcoming NCAA March Madness tournament. The message is clear:

“Adidas has designed uniforms for KU basketball that are stylistically heinous and tarnish a venerated institution.”

The petition urges people to stand up for a return to the current uniforms, which are typically crimson, blue and white. Creators of the petition want people to sign it for “a coherent color scheme” and for “the spirit” of NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, who went to Kansas in the 1950s before getting drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959.

A whitehouse.gov account is required to sign the petition. As of Thursday afternoon, there were 131 signatures attached to the cause. According to the White House site, once it reaches 150 signatures, it becomes publicly searchable on WhiteHouse.gov.


4 comments
IdDoHannahStorm
IdDoHannahStorm

Whom ever designs these new-style uniforms, regardless if its Adidas or Nike, I really hope they get cancer and die.

Chombor
Chombor

"The petition you are trying to access has been removed from the site under our Moderation Policy because it is in violation of our Terms of Participation." 

 

I think that's all for that petition. Time to go back and be a productive member of society.  

JehanLeo
JehanLeo

not only it's hideous, but Adidas Without a shame, ripped of the zubaz designs,  sick!!!

rukiddingme
rukiddingme

Sounds like (a whole lot of) someone has way too much time on their hands.  There's no doubt the uniforms are hideous but why in the world would you bother the White House with it?  One would think they have more important things to worry about.  And I'm not sure that Mr. Obama could stop it, anyway (although I guess he could issue another one of his infamous executive orders).  I don't know if KU is contractually obligated to wear those uniforms but if they are, I really can't see the White House intervening.  And if they aren't, well then, problem solved...