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Article Date: July 2019
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Nike Courts Controversy Cancelling American Flag Shoe

The Eager Beavertons pulled the release of a planned Air Max 1 Fourth of July colorway that featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel after Colin Kaepernick told them the flag was offensive, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Betsy Ross flag features 13 stars in a circle representing the original states at the time of the American revolution, and is apparently regarded by some as having a racist meaning. That version of the flag has reportedly been co-opted by the Ku Klux Klan and used as a symbol along with the confederate flag, representing a period in history ... Log in to view full article.


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