Many were upset when former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the Star-spangled Banner. They were further angered when Nike continued to work with him. The greatness of our country is the freedoms we are given. That still applies even if we are highly offended.
Nike had planned to issue some shoes that had the original Betsy Ross thirteen-star flag. They withdrew them after Kaepernick complained the flag was a racist symbol. Apparently, they believe that our flag and our country and what they stand for is evil. I presume that the Fourth of July is a day to mourn, not celebrate.
Perhaps this newfound belief could be turned into an advertising campaign. They could have Kaepernick burning a flag or Iranians shouting “Death to America”. Former Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright could condemn the country. Perhaps Kim Jung-um would be available.
I am in my late sixties and handicapped so my athletic shoe budget is pretty small. While I can’t hurt them economically, I will never view them the same way again.