Nike has once again made headlines for an unpatriotic display of liberal bias. They have decided to pull their newest shoe from shelves after Colin Kaepernick claimed it was offensive.
"NIKE made the decision to halt distribution of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday," the company said in a statement sent to Fox News on Tuesday.
Kaepernick said he felt the shoe was offensive because the original flag came at a time when slavery occurred. Many people disagreed with the former QB. However, some liberal leaders affirmed Kaepernick's words and supported him.
The story went viral across numerous news platforms online. However, a little bit of history seems to be proving the double standards of those condemning the 'Betsy Ross' flag. A photograph showed the same version of the flag being proudly flown during Barack Obama's inauguration.
“Democrats running for president have officially lost it. Beto & Castro strongly imply that the Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of hatred. Do the rest of the Dems agree? Pictured here, of course, is the notorious flag prominently featured at President Obama's 2nd inauguration,” tweeted Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
The outrage over the flag today seems to be very hypocritical given the fact that it wasn't an issue when President Obama was in office.
"Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow for the group’s Center on Extremism, told the Associated Press that the flag isn’t in the organization’s hate symbol database and while extremist groups have occasionally used the flag, it’s most commonly used by people for patriotic purposes," reported Fox.
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