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[Photo by: Beth Saravo]

If you release a shirt with a logo and color scheme easily recognizable by pop-punk fans, then you better prepare to be noticed by State Champs. A few fans have taken to Twitter to share an H&M design that they believe may have gone over the line, leading some to believe the retailer had started selling Champs merch.

Need some living proof? Check out the tweets below!

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The H&M shirt features that familiar gold and black color scheme with a logo you could recognize with your eyes closed.

However, instead of using the words “STATE CHAMPS,” the retailer has “State World Citizen” written across the globe logo.

State World Citizens of what?

Fans were quickly elevated by this great mistake, believing H&M to be downright criminal in their not-so-subtle design.

And apparently, the design has made its way around the world and back.

Trophy Eyes didn’t stick to the sidelines in this debate either, sharing a photo of the shirt with “Yo @hm, I fucking love this band!”

One fan offered a quick remedy to the matter.

For the record, you can purchase actual State Champs merch at Sad Summer Festival. They’ll also be selling sling bags with 100% of the proceeds going towards a crew member’s father who was diagnosed with an uncommon form of bone marrow cancer.

You can snag the logo bag for a minimum of $5 donation.

You can check out a full list of dates below and pick up the tickets for Sad Summer Festival here.

07/13 –Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann Center @
07/14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Outdoors ^
07/16 – New York, NY @ Pier 17
07/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage *?
07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ StageAE !
07/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor !
07/21 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Festival Grounds in *$
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom =
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom =
07/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live =
07/27 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park  *+
08/03 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Outdoors *
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* without The Wonder Years (Dallas, Houston, Asbury Park, Pontiac, Denver & Anaheim)
$ Every Avenue & Shortly (Pontiac)
^ Four Year Strong (Worcester)
% Set It Off (Orlando)
# Forever The Sickest Kids & Oh, Weatherly (Dallas, Houston)
+ Emo Nite (Denver)
~ World’s Greatest Dad (Night 1: Atlanta)
@ Worriers (Philadelphia)
= Ashland (Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis)
! Jetty Bones (Pittsburgh, Columbus)
? Grayscale (Asbury Park)

Do you think the H&M shirt looks a little too similar to State Champs merch? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!

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