Oh, man . . . what a smart move. The images of Chinese cops, thugs and military going after Hong Kong protesters holding American flags will not play well here:

The American flag: Too controversial for Nike, but perfect for Hong Kong?

And here’s one of the flag-waving protesters telling Bloomberg about it:

“We hope the U.S. and other nations will be able to help Hong Kong fight against Communist China’s policies. We need human rights, democracy and freedom. These are the same values we share with the U.S.”

Wow. Maybe Nike should sell those Betsy Ross shoes in Hong Kong?