Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July :

By AOL, July 02, 2019

Nike pulled an American flag-themed shoe design, after company endorser and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick said he and others find the specific flag design offensive, as it is associated with the time of slavery in America, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

The company slated the Air Max 1 USA to go on sale this week, in tandem with the Fourth of July. The heel of the shoe featured a version of the United States flag with 13 white stars, which was created circa the 1770s during the American Revolution and is commonly referred to as the "Betsy Ross" flag.
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