We all know there are factions at Penn State and around State College, Pa., who are unhappy with the NCAA and the sanctions levied against the university for its role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Now those factions have another outlet for that anger.
If you can't join a lawsuit to appeal the sanctions by the NCAA, you can show your hatred of the ruler of college sports by wearing a T-shirt that paints the organization as a Communist entity.
A company called Smack Apparel is producing this unofficially licensed T-shirt and it's being sold in a non-affiliated university bookstore in State College (you can also buy the shirt online). The shirt depicts the "C" in NCAA as the Russian sickle and hammer, and has the words "National Communist Athletic Association." On the back, the shirt reads: "Overstepping their bounds and punishing the innocent since 1906."
Smack Apparel, which claims to be "licensed only by the first amendment" has several Penn State shirts available and not all have that much vitriol (in fact, there are some pretty good ones), but this is the only shirt that was seen in State College, photographed and subsequently placed on Twitter.
So, if you can't afford a lawyer to appeal the NCAA sanctions, you can express your unhappiness with the NCAA for just $17.99 (plus shipping and handling).