Dale Earnhardt Jr. might seem like a more calm and serene person since his New Year’s Eve nuptials to new wife Amy. But just for the record, that doesn’t mean that you should cross him.
Case in point was a trio of tweets from the NASCAR driver on the afternoon of March 20, when he discovered some illegal dealings having to do with his father’s likeness on T-shirts that were being sold online. Dale Jr. went so far to use the hashtags “crooks” and “swindlers.”
“Public Service Announcement: These shirts are made and sold illegally,” he captioned a picture of him wearing the original shirt next to the illegal copy. “I am not affiliated in any way. #Crooks #Swindlers #Counterfeit”
Dale Jr. went on to mention that the T-shirts are not only illegal, but also the promotion that a purchase of a T-shirt would include a meet and greet is completely untrue.
“I’m fine with legal profit,” Dale Jr. added. “The costumer is the [one] who is cheated and lied to in this case. There is no meet [and] greet as advertised in the ad.”
The crime seemed to hit Dale Jr. personally, considering that it’s his father’s face on the T-shirt.
“[It’s] illegal to use my father’s name or likeness without permission,” he wrote. “Not to mention Goodwrench, Chevy, RCR, trademarked #3. The list goes on.”
Don’t you just love social media?
We hope that everything gets sorted out soon – and no other fans are taken advantage of by this scam.