Good news! The Clemson orange Gamecock hat featured in South Carolina's official online store appears to have been an honest-to-goodness oversight that shall soon be corrected.
@HalfCockedShow Fanatics is working on getting the offending hat removed - thanks for bringing it to our attention. Yikes! #OrangeFreeZone— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) July 12, 2013
I still have countless questions as to how this happened in the first place. There are just so many steps involved with making the hat, writing the product description, taking pictures of the hat, uploading pictures of the hat, etc.* that would seem to have a provided ample opportunity for one of the parties involved in the production and sale of the hat to notice that something was not quite right.
At least some good has come out of this: I learned that deer can't see the color orange. And also this one TigerNet poster who couldn't figure out that we are a Gamecock blog.
*Fine, I don't really know what all is involved with making a hat, but it's probably a lot of stuff.