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Nike cancels shoe featuring early version of American flag

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Just ahead of the Fourth of July, Nike is pulling a new shoe designed with an 18thcentury American flag logo on the heel.

"Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag," Nike said in a statement to CNN Business.

Citing the Wall Street Journal, the report said Nike officials made the decision after hearing complaints from former NFL star Colin Kaepernick that the so-called Betsy Ross flag image was potentially offensive.

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Seems like Colin Kaepernick is the expert on anything that is offensive now and can control billion dollar corporations just by his opinion. I love Nike shoes but I will never buy another pair of their shoes or branding.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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