Kaepernick must have noticed no one has been talking about or paying any attention to him because he’s throwing a fit AGAIN about the country that has given him everything.
This time he’s going after a shoe … imagine having enough time on your hands to sit around being offended over Nike putting the Betsy Ross flag on a sneaker.
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
From The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery, people familiar with the matter said. Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press
Last year, Nike made Mr. Kaepernick the face of an advertising campaign while he was still engaged in that dispute with the league—a risky move given Nike’s role as one of the NFL’s biggest partners. The campaign generated a backlash among some consumers, who began torching Nike shoes and cutting its swoosh logo out of gear. The protests were countered by expressions of support for Nike.
Never bend the knee, Nike.
Wait, too late.
Ted Cruz summed up their unAmerican pandering in just one tweet:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 2, 2019
In other words, not a great look, Nike.
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) July 2, 2019
You know, @Nike, even after you hiring Kaepernick, I wasn’t happy but I still bought your shoes for my son… now, since you are allowing Kaepernick to run your company, my business is absolutely going elsewhere. Figure out who is running your company. Those were nice shoes.
— Keek (@Kristinlf021075) July 2, 2019
Nike is pulling American flag shoes, and they expect us to listen to their complaints about Trump's China tariffs? It's abundantly clear these multinational corporations have lost their loyalty to our country.
— Scott Ruesterholz (@Read_N_Learn) July 2, 2019
They’re more concerned about ‘being woke’ than they are about selling shoes.