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People Are Pissed at the Lakers’ Comic Sans “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

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Dec 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM ET

All players (except one) on the L.A. Lakers wore “I can’t breathe” t-shirts during pregame warm-ups Tuesday night. It was statement of solidarity with those protesting against the non-indictment ruling in the Eric Garner case. As Garner was dying as a result of a chokehold on July 17, his last words were “I can’t breathe”—a phrase that has become a rallying cry in the ongoing movement against racially motivated police brutality.

It’s not the first time professional basketball players have donned such shirts (Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers did this week). NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement Monday about the apparel, skirting a fine line between respecting players’ views and following official league regulations. “I respect Derrick Rose,” it reads, “and all of our players for voicing their personal views on important issues, but my preference would be for players to abide by our on-court attire rules.”

As strong a message as wearing the shirts is, hundreds of nitpicking naysayers had a Twitter field day with the Lakers’ font choice—Comic Sans, which has been the butt of typeface jokes since the early 2000s.

Here are 79 people who were downright pissed, not because of racial injustice in America, but because of a typeface meant to imitate comic books created for Windows in 1994:

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