Neo-Nazi adumbration has fabricated its way assimilate an MMA company's bodice again. Silver Star, the aggregation who sponsors Anderson Silva, Clay Guida, Jon Jones and boxer Manny Pacquaio, produced a shirt with the totenkopf, a skull associated with Nazis and the neo-Nazi movement. Guida wore the shirt in a contempo interview, but said that the aggregation was not aggressive by Nazis.
Silver Star has bound apologized and said the shirt was discontinued a year ago. They said they didn't apprehend the affiliation amid the architecture and the Nazis. I'll buy that, artlessly because the swastika is the attribute best generally associated with the Nazi party. After that, unless you're absorbed to the History Channel, it's not consistently accessible to accessory every symbol. I am absorbed to the History Channel, and still didn't bolt the attribute on Guida's shirt back watching that interview.
This isn't the aboriginal time that Nazi adumbration has fabricated its way assimilate MMA clothing, as Hoelzer Reich awash several shirts with Nazi symbols afore actuality banned from the WEC and UFC. The aberration amid this affair and the Hoelzer Reich bearings is that this is one shirt, and Silver Star didn't try to avert the use of the imagery, as HR did.
There is a simple band-aid to authoritative abiding that Nazi adumbration doesn't pop up afresh on MMA clothes. MMA accoutrement companies charge to appear up with beginning designs. Here at Cagewriter, we've railed adjoin the skull-angel-gargoyle admixture that seems to appearance up on every third MMA shirt.
There are affluence of companies that do it right. The acumen why bodies went so crazy about Tri-Coasta's Korean Zombie shirt it because it was a new and altered look. Thugh it's banned in the UFC, Clinch Gear is accepted because their designs are classic. Do you anticipate we'll anytime apprehend about a Totenkopf accidentally authoritative it assimilate a Clinch or Tri-Coasta shirt?
Update: Cagewriter batten to Clay Guida's manager, and he said that Guida was not acquainted of the actuality the shirt he wore had any Nazi-related imagery. He acicular out that Silver Star's architect Luke Burritt is a Jewish American and denounces Nazism, as does Clay. The shirt is discontinued and has been pulled from retailers. Clay is determined about not acknowledging any abrogating imagery.
Thanks to the UG for the active up