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Nike planned to celebrate the Fourth of July with a new sneaker, a special edition of the Air Max 1 Quick Strike featuring that most patriotic of symbols: an American flag.But rather than including a flag with 50 stars as part of its design, the sneaker’s heel featured the 13-star model, a design associated with the Revolutionary War, the Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Nike Air Max TN Femme Ross and, for some people, a painful history of oppression and Nike Air Force 1 Femme racism.On Tuesday, Nike canceled the release of the sneaker, Nike Air VaporMax Dames again plunging Nike Air Max 97 Femme headlong into the nation’s culture wars.The abrupt cancellation came after Nike Blazer Low Femme Colin Kaepernick, the former National Football League quarterback and social justice Nike Air Max 90 Mujer activist, privately criticized the design to Nike, according to a person with knowledge of the interaction.Just so you know how this works now: Nothing can happen in America anymore if Colin Kaepernick doesn’t like it.”

Subscribe to With InterestCatch up and prep for the week ahead with this newsletter of the most important business insights, delivered Sundays.Mr. Kaepernick, who signed a lucrative deal to serve as a Nike brand ambassador last year, expressed the concern to the company that the Betsy Ross flag had been co-opted by Nike Air Presto Womens groups espousing racist ideologies, Nike Roshe Run Mujer the person said.Sandra Carreon-John, Nike Air Max TN Mujer a company spokeswoman, said in a statement on Tuesday that Nike had Nike Air Max 95 Womens made the decision to “halt distribution” of the sneaker “based on concerns that it Adidas Gazelle Damen could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.” The Nike Air Max 1 Dames company’s initial acknowledgment of the recall hours earlier did not explain the reasoning behind the decision.

While people all across the political spectrum debated the issue on social media, Gov. Doug Ducey, Republican of Arizona, announced on Twitter that he would pull back state support for a Nike facility that would have employed more than 500 people. Nike had proposed to open the $184 million plant in Goodyear, Ariz.“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision,” Mr. Ducey said in a series of tweets, Nike Air Max 95 Femme adding that Nike “has bowed to the current Nike Air Max 2017 Femme onslaught of political Nike Air Vapormax Femme correctness and historical revisionism.”The Wall Street Journal first reported Adidas ZX 850 Damen on the cancellation of the sneaker and Mr. Kaepernick’s involvement.Betsy Ross is Nike Air Max 90 Femme widely credited with creating the first American flag at George Washington’s behest, Nike Air Vapormax Donne though most scholars dispute that story as legend, according to the Library of Congress.
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