Will someone please for the love of God send Nike 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley'.

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Exciting news!

Especially for St Patrick's Day Nike have released a fabulous new runner called... The Black and Tan.

They obviously didn't do even a second of research on this name - the term Black and Tan comes from the uniform worn by mercenaries: the prison released scum and violent psychopaths who committed terrible atrocities in Ireland.

Yeah there are bars in the States where you can buy a pint of misguidedly named Black and Tan (half Guinness, half ale) - and Nike are doing a lot of drinks themed running gear at the moment.  But come on guys!


Unfortunately this isn't the only product bearing this moniker.  Here's a tan that Broadsheet found when they were getting ready to go out at the weekend.

black and tan

Now Nike how about a lovely crimson runner called, I dunno, Khmer Rouge?  It's got quite a ring to it.

Have you seen totally inappropriately named products on your travels? Tell us about them!

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