Further proof, if any were needed, that huge corporations like Nike are tools of the Left domestically, and toadies of tyrants abroad:
Just don’t do it.
That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report.
Nike 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.
Citing people familiar with the matter, the Journal’s report stated: “After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery.”
n response, a Nike spokeswoman told the Journal: “Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag.”
The sneaker originally was slated to be released on Monday, and posts hyping its release said it would cost $140.
Go here to read the rest. Let’s unpack this shall we? Colin Kaepernick is offended by a small flag on the back of a pair of shoes, instead of the fact that Nike is attempting to have often poor black families shell out one hundred and forty George Washingtons for a pair of sneakers. Nike is so terrified of this rabble rouser they have made a very rich man, that they reverse course and take what is probably a substantial loss. Personally I find making money off patriotism offensive, so the fact that this odious marketing technique of Nike came a cropper I find amusing. The raw ignorance and bile of Kaeprnick’s hatred of the flag under which many American blacks during the Revolution fought and died is a tribute to the strong streak of Know-Nothingism of the contemporary Left in this country, and their hatred of all that is foreign to their Mayfly grasp of History.
As for being a toady for tryrants abroad, Nike has recently abased itself before the gangsters running China:
Nike has stopped selling some products in China after a fashion designer’s support for protests in Hong Kong sparked a social media backlash.