And Then Colin Kaepernick Came for Betsy Ross ...
July 02, 2019, 12:01 AM
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From NBC Sports:

Nike ditches shoe with Betsy Ross flag after input from Colin Kaepernick

Posted by Mike Florio on July 1, 2019, 9:05 PM EDT

He continues to be frozen out of the NFL, but he isn’t being silenced.

According to the Wall Street Journal, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has persuaded Nike to scrap plans to sell a shoe featuring the 13-star version of the American flag, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick informed Nike that the 13-star version of the flag constitutes an “offensive symbol” due to its connection to an age of slavery. Nike agreed, and the shoe has been pulled.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal. Nike has not specified a reason for the move.

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