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    Nike is Anti-American

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    Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes

    Sneaker maker pulls Independence Day-themed shoe after NFL star raised concerns about symbolism

    Nike Inc. is yanking a U.S.A.-themed sneaker featuring an early American flag after NFL star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The sneaker giant created the Air Max 1 USA in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, and it was slated to go on sale this week. The heel of the shoe featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle, a design created during the American Revolution and commonly referred to as the Betsy Ross flag.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/nike-ni...es-11562024126
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    No, just lily-livered. An anti-American company would never have designed the shoe in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    No, just lily-livered. An anti-American company would never have designed the shoe in the first place.
    Bull, I'm tired of these America haters. The reason they caved is that they really have no love for this country.
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    Just in time for Independence Day!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Just in time for Independence Day!

    Exactly... Dumping on the Betsy Ross flag no less...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Exactly... Dumping on the Betsy Ross flag no less...
    Not only anti-American, but anti-WOMAN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Not only anti-American, but anti-WOMAN!
    Well she was helping those rich white founders, so...
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    And now those sneakers are worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

    I bet some Nike executive has a garage full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    And now those sneakers are worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

    I bet some Nike executive has a garage full.
    There will be break-ins at Nike warehouses as their price starts to climb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    And now those sneakers are worth thousands of dollars on the black market.

    I bet some Nike executive has a garage full.
    Sorry to breach the America-loving echo-chamber...but I'm not sure StockX qualifies as the "black market." The shoes were shipped to the stores and then recalled. Some of them apparently slipped through the recall and are now popping up on the secondary market. With one selling for as much as $2,500, I'm sure more than a few will mysteriously disappear from stock and storage rooms over the coming weeks and show up on StockX, Craig's List, eBay, and other secondary market sites.

    I can't find a lot to suggest that the BRF has actually been co-opted by white nationalists, though it has made an appearance in more than one white nationalist context. Personally I think Kaepernick has basically ensured that it will now be adopted in exactly that way. Meanwhile, I suspect this caught Nike by surprise and left them with two basic choices: push forward with a symbol that might be associated with white nationalism, or tick off the die-hard "MAGA" crowd. I suspect their previous choices had already lost them the MAGA crowd, so they saw this as the savvy market move to not lose the "non-MAGA" crowd.

    Interesting world...

    (oh...and Seer... some of us who love this country don't have a problem criticizing it when necessary)

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