Nike Nixes Betsy Ross Themed Shoe After Colin Kaepernick Calls the Design “Offensive” and Carries “Slavery Connotations”
Nike Corporation nixed a new Betsy Ross USA-themed shoe following complaints by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The anthem kneeler says the shoe design is “offensive” and “carried slavery connotations.”
So this idiot is making corporate decisions for Nike.
Via FOX News:
Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Citing people familiar with the matter, the Journal’s report stated: “After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery.”
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