Nike nixes ’Air Max 1 USA’ after Colin Kaepernick finds shoe offensive

Nike nixes ’Air Max 1 USA’ after Colin Kaepernick finds shoe offensive

Nike decided to pull their newest shoe, the ’Air Max 1 USA’ after complaints from Colin Kaepernick that the shoe was offensive. The shoe already shipped to retailers and was set to sell for Independence Day. Kaepernick stated that the flag had connections to slavery. Arizona Governor Doug Dacey responded to the decision by ordering the Commerce Authority to pull financial incentives for Nike.

Nick P.
Nick P.
Nick P.
Nick P. 6 months

The statements made by Kaepernick are asinine. The flag didn't have connections to slavery. The flag was something that represented our Independence from Britain. Colin simply hates America. He's not an activist, he's an anti-american

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 6 months

Stfu Kaperdick

Sir_Kutz 6 months

I find using Chinese child slavery to make over priced shoes offensive. Please Nike, go play in traffic.

Zachary Brooks
Zachary Brooks 6 months

The American Nazi Party and White Supremecists using it as a symbol is stupid and that was the reason Kaepernick found it offensive? I hear southern slave owners drank sweet tea. Ban sweet tea!

Cuppa T
Cuppa T 6 months

Never go full retard.

Andromeda 6 months

Correct me if I am wrong because I am not American. But isn't the Betsy Ross the first American flag and all other flags of the USA are just adaptations to allow for the addition of states to the number of stars. Therefore the issue for Kaepernick is not with just this flag and what it represents but any USA flag as the meaning behind the Betsy Ross is equal to any of its successors. However I am guessing it is just because Kaepernick hasn't found himself in his daily newspaper in recent months so wants to offend the nation that gives him his freedoms and liberties in time for Independence Day.

Seekster 6 months

So will someone scrap Kaepernick if we object to him?

Rhokanth 6 months

Insane America-haters.

Roadhog 6 months

Maybe he's just a little too sensitive.

trollingyou 6 months

Fuck Nike, Fuck Kaepernick, and fuck any and everyone that is this sensitive. Go fuck right the fuck off. Sick of this bullshit from everyone

Paul N
Paul N 6 months

So Kaperdick is now head of marketing at Nike? Is Anton Dodson going to be the CEO of NASA next?

Dragos 6 months

We live in an era where even the simplest thing is considered offensive.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 6 months

I hate the guardian’s title. More like republicans are mildly annoyed by this decision.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 6 months

Exploitation is also bad but that wont stop nice from producing their shoes in third world countries without rule for safety or salery

Seekster 6 months

Why does Nike give a crap about Kapernick and his ignorant opinions?

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 6 months

It's simple, cynical, corporate opportunism. They focus group coastal hipsters, lefty media concurs with the feedback and they understandably conclude 'ooh there's a good anti-patriotism market on the go' and act accordingly. Sadly, they're data is woefully scewed and it will backfire.

Hoosier Jonny
Hoosier Jonny 6 months

I find stupid statements from over glorified football players offensive, does that mean Nike will get rid of him?

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 6 months

From now on, all clothes and shoes designs should obtain censorship pass from Kaepernick. Nike gets punished by its hyper woke model.

Judi Em
Judi Em 6 months

Stupid! LOL to Nike losing all that money! Cause they deserve it for being so stupid.

I Am Grug
I Am Grug 6 months

Well that’s stupid

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