Jan 13, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT
Wait, don’t burn those Lane Kiffin T-shirts, Tennessee fans! Dan Burks, co-owner of the West Knoxville apparel store Hound Dogs, wants to save the maligned garments from the wrath of scorned Volunteers fans and send them somewhere where they’ll do some good: earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
Burks told the Knoxville News Sentinel today that any customer who brings in an “It’s Time” T-shirt can get 20 percent off the purchase of a new shirt, and he’ll ship the old shirts to Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake on Tuesday.
Oh, the humanity.
From the Knoxville News Sentinel:
The merchant — whose accountant just returned from a mission trip to Haiti — said he had seen comments on a chat board from angry fans who were interested in burning shirts. Burks said he felt pretty bad when he went to bed last night, but news of the natural disaster “puts it in perspective for me.”
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