Nike withdraws ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ shoes at Colin Kaepernick’s complaint

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Updated: July 2, 2019 7:43:04 AM

The Air Max 1 USA was intended as a celebration of U.S. Independence Day, with a flag that featured 13 white stars in a circle on the heel.

The design was created during the Revolution and is often called the Betsy Ross Flag. (Reuters File photo)A customer is reflected in a shop window decorated with Nike store logo in Russia  (Representational image/ Reuters File photo)

Nike Inc. pulled Fourth of July sneakers with a “Betsy Ross Flag” from stores after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained the company shouldn’t use a symbol he and others see as offensive, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Air Max 1 USA was intended as a celebration of U.S. Independence Day, with a flag that featured 13 white stars in a circle on the heel. The design was created during the Revolution and is often called the Betsy Ross Flag.

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