Jul 2, 2019

Nike 'pulls Betsy Ross flag trainer after Kaepernick complaint'

US sportswear giant Nike has pulled trainers emblazoned with an early version of the US flag after a complaint from former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, according to reports. The Betsy Ross flag was used by the American Nazi Party as a symbol. Nike withdrew the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July trainers, which were intended to celebrate US Independence Day, after Mr Kaepernick said the firm should not use a symbol he and others may find offensive, Bloomberg reported. The Betsy Ross flag, with a circle of thirteen stars, was created during the American Revolution and later adopted for use by the American Nazi party. The reports of Nike pulling the trainer led to some furious commentary on social media, with some conservatives complaining that Mr Kaepernick was "Un-American".

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