Critics of Nike's withdrawal of its Betsy Ross-flag shoes at the behest of company endorser Colin Kaepernick drew attention Wednesday to the fact that the Revolutionary War banner was featured prominently at the second inauguration of the nation's first black president, Barack Obama.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey had a temper tantrum on social media after Nike chose to pull its Betsy Ross-themed footwear for the Fourth of July.
In his statement on canceling the state's funding for Nike, Ducey wrote, "Words can not express my disappointment at this bad decision".
However, Ducey still has Nike on his feet.
Nike pulled a new sneaker featuring an early version of the American flag from stores after former National Football League quarterback and Nike spokesperson Colin Kaepernick reportedly criticized the design. I am embarrassed for Nike", Ducey tweeted. "Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. It is a shameful retreat for the company.
Nike's decision attracted massive controversy after the governor of Arizona revoked tax incentives offered to the company in retaliation for pulling the sneakers.
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"We regularly make business decisions to withdraw initiatives, products and services". And I believe that we need to move toward an inclusive America that understands that pain, that doesn't wipe it away from history in the sense that it still belongs in a museum, or we need to read about it and understand the significance.
"The Betsy Ross objection with the shoe for Nike translates into a loss of history", Slagle said.
"It's is likely that her grandson, William J. Canby, developed the story in the 1870s and that her only connection to the American flag was as a Philadelphia flag maker who sewed flags and banners for the United States military". "In the meantime, it's worth googling her".
Kaepernick ignited a nationwide controversy in 2016 when he made a decision to protest inequality and racist police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem.
This turn of events comes just after the Goodyear City Council meeting on Monday night where they unanimously approved the shoemaker's plan to open a multi-dollar manufacturing facility.
Nike is also facing the wrath of U.S. Sen.