A veteran-owned apparel company is jumping into the debate over Nike’s reported decision to pull shoes with an early American flag from shelves by offering some harsh criticism and their own shirts with the ‘Betsy Ross flag.’
Nine Line Apparel is a Savannah, Georgia-based company founded by a military veteran Tyler Meritt and his wife in 2012. In response to Nike’s decision and the debate surrounding it, Merritt says his company Nine Line Apparel has released a t-shirt featuring the flag created during the Second Continental Congress to show unity among the original 13 colonies.
Source: Veteran-owned company calls for Nike ban, issues T-shirt with Betsy Ross flag | WBFF
Just don’t do it.
That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report.
Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Source: Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained, report says | Fox News