Michelle Dufour wants to make a fashion statement, like many people. But when it comes to one particular T-shirt, she really is making a statement. She is after a T-shirt that displays the message: "Free Sean" as in Saints Coach Sean Payton. It also has an image of his face. The demand for T-shirts like this has spread since Payton was suspended for a year because of the team's bounty program.
"I think he knew about it , yes, he tried to hide it, absolutely. He's owned up to it now so now time to move on, so hopefully we can get Mr. Brees signed and start working on that new year," Dufour said.
While Dufour is finding her shirt at Skip N Whistle in Carrollton, there are other stores trying to keep up with the growing demand too with similar messages, and slightly different styles. All say they haven't seen a T-shirt craze like this in a while.
"Oh it`s out of control!" said Skip N Whistle Shop Manager Kristen Romig,"I mean the majority of people buying shirts , go into the dressing room and walk out wearing it."
The list of orders is long from phone and web orders in the past few days. They have shipments going around the world at both Skip N Whistle and Fleurty Girl Stores.
"We've been working late to get the orders and shirts printed out as fast as we can for every size and style," said Courtney Pittman of Fleurty Girl.
Not only do people want a shirt with a message, many want to say they are behind their coach.
He admitted he was wrong. He was wrong, but we're going to support him regardless. People make mistakes, and we`re going to stand by him, and we hope he comes back," Romig said.