Hey, we’re just days away from celebrating Independence Day, so how about a post on Nike deciding to yank a sneaker with an American flag on it so as not to offend Colin Kaepernick and crew?
Nike is yanking a sneaker featuring the "Betsy Ross flag" after Colin Kaepernick said he and others consider the symbol to be offensive https://t.co/eKVtPM6oTA
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 1, 2019
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Nike is dropping the shoe, which features the “Betsy Ross flag”:
Nike Inc. is yanking a U.S.A.-themed sneaker featuring an early American flag after former NFL star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive, according to people familiar with the matter.
The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week.
We’re not sure what sort of deal Kaepernick has with Nike, but they did run that ad with his last fall about “sacrificing everything.”
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
When we think of a football player sacrificing everything, we tend to picture Pat Tillman, but that’s probably just because we’re racist. Now Nike gets to sacrifice a whole lot of shoes that were supposed to go on sale so they can stay woke.
— Chad Hasty (@ChadHastyRadio) July 1, 2019
— Tom Martino (@tom_martino1) July 1, 2019
@Nike will start sponsoring Antifa very soon
— mynameisnotkimm 🇺🇸 (@mynameisnotkimm) July 1, 2019
Colin, just stage a flag-burning in DC and be done with it.
— Felix the 🐱 (@felixbazgan) July 1, 2019
When ur so woke, historic American feminists now offend you. https://t.co/us3cqV0czR
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 1, 2019
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 1, 2019
But remember his protest is only against police brutality, not America itself. https://t.co/kbXLb9ivO6
— Holden (@Holden114) July 1, 2019
"Nike, who CURRENTLY uses child slave labor in Asia to make shoes, tries to virtue signal over slavery in the US that ended over 150+ years ago."
— 1st place… in Worst PP category (@Preds33781) July 1, 2019
Kaepernick would make a great soccer player.
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) July 1, 2019
If this is true (anonymous sourcing)… WTF, #Nike?
Does your marketing department have research data saying the target demo is all in on America bashing? If not, this makes no sense. I can’t imagine they need sign-off that badly from a paid endorser. #Kaepernick
— MIKE BRESLIN’S POINTLESS TWEETS (@mikebreslin815) July 1, 2019
So wait what’s wrong with Betsy Ross and this flag now??
— GoBIGorGoHOME (@les_knows_best) July 1, 2019
So Nike’s full on woke now?
— Kalo (@Kalogrym) July 1, 2019
Damn, @Nike . Grow a set already…
— Allen White – CMIT Solutions (@cmitsmnb) July 1, 2019
Can’t wait until Kaepernick decides that the Philadelphia 76ers are offensive and have to be renamed. pic.twitter.com/pQGQKZ5KMr
— Bill Denbrough (@BDenbrough) July 1, 2019
— Michael McCroskey (@MikeMcCroskey) July 1, 2019
@Nike you are just awful.
— Suzanne (@gameopsgirl) July 1, 2019
Brilliant marketing strategy.
— Jason Keebler 🐻 (@JasonKeebler) July 1, 2019
I consider myself to be left of center. This is flat out insane. Nike is going to take orders from someone who didn’t even vote in the last POTUS election?
— Michael D Pioneers (@formmb) July 1, 2019
— Montero ☘️☘️ (@MilfyMontero) July 1, 2019
The inmates are running the asylum at @Nike
— Marcus Lauder ™️ (Blue Check Pending) (@marcuslaughter) July 1, 2019
I didn’t know Kaepernick was now running Nike
— Needles (@jokerramp22) July 1, 2019
— Scott (@croncrete) July 1, 2019
.@Nike you’ve just lost my business 👋🏼
— Julia Johnson (@juliaajohnson_) July 1, 2019
Nike is a joke
— Punches In Bunches (@eplacentia) July 1, 2019
The new swastika? 🙄
— Borp (@Erroljones15) July 1, 2019
What little respect I held for Kaepernick and his cause has abruptly vanished.
— Samuel Tedder (@SamuelTedder) July 1, 2019
Whoa, this just sailed through our Twitter feed and we certainly hope Kaepernick doesn’t see it.
Here is Thomas Jefferson's “Original Rough Draught" of Declaration of Independence (with revisions by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin): pic.twitter.com/JN9DMHlpOn
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 2, 2019
Nike's ad featuring Colin Kaepernick talking about "sacrificing everything" taken apart with one photo https://t.co/qUYh9saKvY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 3, 2018