Colts Apologize For Email Offering Commemorative Peyton Manning Merchandise Just After Yesterday's Announcement

Peyton Manning had barely finished drying his eyes and hopping that jet for Miami yesterday when the following email blast went out from the team's official Pro Shop to fans who had previously made purchases:

From: Colts Pro Shop
To: [REDACTED]
Sent: Wed, March 7, 2012 6:31:00 PM
Subject: Commemorate #18 with Official Peyton Manning Memorabilia!

"The #18 jersey will never be worn again" - Jim Irsay
Commemorate #18 with Official Peyton Manning Memorabilia!
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Colts Apologize For Email Offering Commemorative Peyton Manning Merchandise Just After Yesterday's Announcement

Just what fans still trying to reconcile the whole thing wanted to see, right? Enough outrage went around that a few hours later there was this follow-up:

From: Colts Pro Shop
To: [REDACTED]
Sent: Wed, March 7, 2012 10:42:00 PM
Subject: Clarification

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Colts Apologize For Email Offering Commemorative Peyton Manning Merchandise Just After Yesterday's AnnouncementS

[h/t to Steve B.]