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BREAKING NEWS – Beaverton, Oregon – Nike pulls a Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick raises concern. The former quarterback said the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and a symbol of racism. That was the message he delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker. The shoe manufacturer nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal. Nike is now reviewing their contract with Kaepernick after he said his ultimate goal is for them to stop selling any footwear that has the color white in them, and to ban all shoe strings because they remind him of a small noose.

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• July 2, 2019


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