McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe

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Published on July 3, 2019 - Duration: 00:17s

McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he hoped Nike would reverse its decision to recall its Betsy Ross flag shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick reportedly asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive.

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McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe

Nike recalled the shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive because of its connection to an era of slavery, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Nike had planned to release a new version of the Air Max 1 sneaker ahead of the Fourth of July holiday that featured a version of the U.S. flag with 13 white stars representing the first U.S. colonies.

The flag is commonly known as the "Betsy Ross flag."

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