Nike Calls Off Betsy Ross Flag Shoes – Arizona governor Doug Ducey ripped Nike on Tuesday “Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike” .
Nike Calls Off Betsy Ross Flag Shoes:
According to Colin Kaepernick, who was exiled from the NFL after he began taking a knee during the national anthem, The Betsy Ross flag, called for the history of Revolutionary War, features 13 stars for the United States’ 13 original colonies. It has been co-opted by extremist groups opposed to racial diversity, as per said in a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 2016.
According to Colin Kaepernick, who was exiled from the NFL after he began taking a knee during the national anthem, the flag represents a period of American history before slavery was abolished, and therefore is an offensive symbol.
“Colin Kaepernick reached out to Nike saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery”
What Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Announce:
Arizona governor Doug Ducey retaliated against Nike’s decision in a series of tweets early Tuesday morning,
And finally, it shouldn’t take a controversy over a shoe for our kids to know who Betsy Ross is. A founding mother. Her story should be taught in all American schools. In the meantime, it’s worth googling her.
Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.
Nike has made its decision, and now we’re making ours. I’ve ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the State was providing for the company to locate here.
It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it.
Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism.
Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.
Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike.
Today was supposed to be a good day in Arizona, with the announcement of a major Nike investment in Goodyear.
Update: release is indefinitely postponed. Retailers are being asked to return the shoes to Nike. Celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday with these Air Max 1s featuring the flag sewn by Betsy Ross. For a closer look at this upcoming release, tap the link in our bio.”
And then this news broke yesterday afternoon. 2/https://t.co/NmM8OPGR0G
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) July 2, 2019
— Jeff Macke (@JeffMacke) July 2, 2019