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Nike withdraws a pair of trainers after Kaepernick calls them offensive

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Nike has withdrawn a pair of trainers featuring a variation of the American flag that has been embraced by white nationalists and the American Nazi party, after activist and former NFL star Colin Kaepernick pointed out its offensive connotations.
The Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July trainer, which features the Betsy Ross Flag, an early version of the American flag with 13 white stars in a circle - representing the 13 original US colonies - was set for...
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Nike pulls sneaker after Kaepernick objection, prompting Republican fury

Nike pulls sneaker after Kaepernick objection, prompting Republican fury

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‘Betsy Ross Flag' featuring 13 stars in a circle is embraced by white nationalists - Republicans criticize move, calling it ‘anti-American' Nike has withdrawn a pair of shoes featuring an early version of the American flag that has been embraced by white nationalists, after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly pointed out that the symbol was offensive. Conservatives in the US immediately criticized the move. One Republican senator called the decision to pull the shoes “anti-American”.
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