Bomani Jones was filling in for Mike Golic on Mike & Mike this morning. He honored Golic’s heritage by wearing a “Caucasians” shirt, based on the Cleveland Indians shirt and Chief Wahoo logo, but with a $ replacing the feathers. (If you want your own version, by the way, they are made by Shelf Life Clothing Company).
According to TMZ, “ESPN freaked out” when they saw the shirt, and asked that he covered up.
We reached out to Bomani Jones to see if he had any response to the report that ESPN asked him to cover up the shirt. He responded with “no comment.”
An ESPN spokesperson provided the following when asked if Jones was requested to cover up the shirt:
"“As the show progressed, we felt Bomani made his point and had openly discussed why he was wearing the shirt, and we wanted to keep the focus to the topics of the day.”"
Jones did not fully cover up the shirt at any point in the show; he did partially zip up his hooded sweatshirt.