Nike Pulls 'Betsy Ross Flag' Sneakers after Colin Kaepernick's Objection

Nicole Rojas
Jul 4, 2019 - 4:28

Nike has pulled a USA-themed sneaker that featured the Betsy Ross American flag after former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick told the company that the 13-star flag celebrated the slavery era. The flag has since been adopted by several neo-Nazi groups. The company planned to release an Air Max 1 USA to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported Nike’s decision. The sneaker, in red, white, and blue, featured an early version of the US flag with 13 white stars in a circle to represent the 13 original colonies. The design...

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