*A group of St. Louis Cardinals fans are selling t-shirts that express both support for the baseball team during its current playoff run, and for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August.
Here’s the message from the group’s Facebook page (which has since been deleted):
*GAME SHIRTS* *WRISTBANDS* Pick up a game shirt to support Darren Wilson (thanks for the inspiration Dan Ride!), available Saturday at Barney’s Sports Pub, 6027 Chippewa St, St Louis, MO 63109 (open at 11AM Fri-Sun)! Shirts are $20, local availability only. Wristbands are available NOW for $5 (non-local folks inside the contiguous U.S. states only, mail a check for $10 addressed to Darren Wilson to the same location & put in the memo WEAREDARRENWILSON wristband). Please note: We’re hand-painting the shirts with stencils. If a local supporter has access to a screen printer or shirt company with immediate availability to print these more efficiently, let us know (we already have the shirts)! Please comment below if you know you’ll be coming by for one and tell us what size(s)! If you’re not going to the game, watch with fellow supporters at Barney’s!
According to Deadspin, the “6” on the back refers to the military-rooted slang “I got your six” (meaning, “I got your back – as if Wilson was the “12” on a clock and you are the “6” directly behind him).
The shirts follow the standoff last week outside of Busch Stadium between Cards fans and Ferguson protesters.