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Competitive Eating Contract Dispute Spawns $18 T-Shirts

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Left: Free Kobi T-Shirt. [Photo: <a href="">Donkey Tees</a>] Right: Kobayashi's arrest.
Left: Free Kobi T-Shirt. [Photo: Donkey Tees] Right: Kobayashi's arrest.
Photo: New York Daily News

After martyrdom comes t-shirts, and this was pretty fast: "Free Kobi" shirts are now for sale. The shirts are replicas of the one worn by competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi when he stormed the stage at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest last weekend to protest a contract dispute that prohibited him from competing. At $18 a pop, you'd think the funds would in some way go to making Kobayashi more "free" (paying legal bills, perhaps?) but it does not appear to be the case.

· Free Kobi Kobayashi T-Shirt [Donkey Tees via Eat Feats]
· Kobayashi Arrested at Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest [-E-]
· All Takeru Kobayashi coverage on Eater National [-E-]