Conservatives are at odds with Nike yet again after the brand canceled a special edition of sneakers, which would have featured the 13-star “Betsy Ross” flag representing our country’s original colonies.
It made the decision after at the urging of former NFL player and social activist Colin Kaepernick, whom the company featured in a prominent ad campaign last fall. Its tagline: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
As a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Kaepernick famously knelt during the national anthem before NFL games to protest police brutality toward African Americans.