Nike Pulls Shoe With Betsy Ross Flag After Complaint From Colin Kaepernick

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Published on July 2, 2019 - Duration: 00:58s

Nike Pulls Shoe With Betsy Ross Flag After Complaint From Colin Kaepernick

Nike Pulls Shoe With Betsy Ross Flag After Complaint From Colin Kaepernick Nike has announced their decision not to release a new Independence Day themed shoe that was schedule to hit stores on July 1.

Nike, via ‘CNN Business’ The sudden decision is reportedly due to Colin Kaepernick contacting Nike and expressing offense over the inclusion of the late 18th century flag.

Kaepernick, an official Nike endorser, found the Betsy Ross flag to be offensive due to its connection to the slavery era in the U.S. According to the Wall Street Journal, the shoe was already shipped to retailers and Nike has requested stores return their shipments.

Kaepernick has yet to speak publicly about his involvement in Nike’s decision.

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