After Colin Kaepernick complaint, Nike reportedly pulls shoe with ‘Betsy Ross flag’ design

7/3/19
 
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from The Washington Post,
7/2/19:

Nike decided to shelve plans for a shoe featuring the 13-star American flag associated with Betsy Ross after a complaint by Colin Kaepernick, according to a report Monday. The shoe was set to go on sale this week in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kaepernick contacted Nike officials and told them that he and others are offended by the flag because it dates to the late 18th century, a period of widespread slavery in the United States.

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