July 09, 2019

Boycott Nike! Kaepernick triggered again by classic Americana

David MenziesMission Specialist

Nike was going to release a line of sneakers featuring the original Betsy Ross American flag, until has-been/never-was quarterback Colin Kaepernick claimed that the flag is... associated with racist groups?

Everything was set to go for this special Independence Day promotion until the former NFL quarterback best known for kneeling his way through the American anthem used his position as a Nike brand ambassador to force a recall.

Has Nike created a monster by supporting a man who thinks he can rewrite classic American history?

And is the notion that the Betsy Ross flag is somehow a symbol that’s revered by hate groups going to stick around?

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commented 2019-07-11 03:00:31 -0400
And that’s what happens when you don’t have a “genuine” press stepping forward to question infantile claims… I suspect Kaepernick did a lot of “acting out” at the toy stores when he was an infant…
commented 2019-07-10 00:39:26 -0400
Boy this Kaepernick has really carved himself out a nice little niche. Well I guess he has to do something for scratch since nobody wants him on their football team. I wonder what his white mother has to say about her son’s obscene gratuitous moral master-baition?

Who could respect any company or government that bends to the crybullying of the ridiculous left. Nike can take a hike.
Leave Betsy Ross alone.
commented 2019-07-09 19:32:43 -0400 · Flag
Part of the insanity of wanting to destroy history is some of those wanting to do it know the least about it. Betsy Ross was an anti-slavery Quaker who also was a huge promoter of women’s rights which makes Colin Kaepernick’s claims even more ironic as, although e denies converting to Islam has expressed deep respect for the religion. But wait a minute don’t they still allow and to some degree practice slavery? which is what I thought he had a beef against the historical U.S. for.
commented 2019-07-09 14:32:34 -0400 · Flag
I still have my Canadian hockey jersey from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
It took me three and a half hours with a sharp jack knife to scrape off the Nike swoosh before I could allow myself to be seen wearing it in public.
But it was worth it.