Nike Pulls Flag Sneaker After Kaepernick Complaint

The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag.

  • Published 2 July 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike is pulling a flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the Journal said that Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, told the company he and others found the flag symbol offensive… Read at AP News