now where Nike is facing a major backlash after canceling the release of a new sneaker that features the so-called Betsy Ross flag over its perceived link to an era of slavery.
And tonight Nike could be facing some unexpected costs.
Here’s Amy says Giovanni tests tonight.
Nike yanking this Betsy Ross flag shoe following public criticism
and a direct appeal from Colin Kaepernick . The sneakers were supposed to launch Monday
but captioning one of the brand’s most recognizable and controversial faces intervened reportedly telling execs that
the design featuring the 13 stars and stripes version of the American flag
was considered offensive to some quote because of its connection to an era of slavery.
and controversial faces intervened reportedly telling execs that the design featuring the 13 stars stripes version of the American flag . was considered offensive to some quote because of its connection to an era of slavery.
Betsy Ross flag
so Conservatives immediately taking on Nike and cap. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell critical of the decision.
but If we’re in a political environment where are the American flag has become controversial to Americans I think we’ve got a problem.
And Arizona Gov. Doug Doocy tweeting that he’s pulling roughly two million dollars worth of financial incentives
was intended for Nike’s new assembling plant there. And Cecilia. In a statement,
Nike tells ABC News it made the decision to halt distribution of it’s Fourth of July Jews based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend or detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.
Cecilia Benitez thank you.
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