WTH? Tennessee Smokies Minor League Team Apologizes to Colin Kaepernick After Drawing Betsy Ross Flag on Infield
This is really unbelievable.
The Tennessee Smokies, a Chicago Cubs minor league team, took a jab at Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick after the former NFL quarterback urge Nike to recall a sneaker featuring the Betsy Ross flag. Kaelernick said the flag was racist. Betsy Ross was an abolitionist.
The Smokies tweeted out this photo of its infield with the Betsy Ross flag.
Since then the Smokies deleted the tweet and apologized to Colin Kaepernick.
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick’s urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield Wednesday and tweeted images of it.
“Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it’s best to just do it. #America,” the tweet said…
…Connor Pearce, marketing and community relations manager for the Smokies, told the AP on Wednesday night that “it was just a light-hearted take on a current situation.”
The team then deleted the tweet, saying “we did not mean to offend anyone by it. If it did, we certainly apologize.”