MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target admits a onesie it carried in some stores misidentified the mascot for the largest university in its home state.
The Minneapolis-based retail giant apologized to Minnesota Gophers fans for carrying a maroon oneside with the words “Minnesota Badgers,” the nickname of Big Ten rival Wisconsin.
The fan website GopherHole.com tweeted a photo from a woman who noticed the onesides while shopping Sunday at a Target in Minneapolis.
Target said “Color us red” and added, “As a Minnesota-based company, we know we are home to the Gophers.”
Target was forced to back-track after Twitter user @k i l e i g h posted the photo of a "Minnesota Badgers" onesie.
The Twitter account told KSTP Target said it was a "comical error for both states" and all onesies were removed. She also told KSTP Target gave her the following response:
"Hello Kileigh - Thanks for getting back to us with this information. We've shared this with our Merchandise team to follow up with the manufacturer. We've also made sure the Minneapolis NE Store Leadership team is aware of this and that all items are removed from the sales floor. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention."
KSTP has reached out to Target for comment but has yet to hear back.