No mercy for Nike…
After former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick complained to Nike executives that their “Betsy Ross” shoe was offensive and could be constructed as a symbol of approval for slavery, white nationalism, and white supremacy, Nike recalled the sneaker. Arizona’s govenor, Doug Ducey, announced that he is withdrawing financial incentives that had been offered to move Nike’s manufacturing to Arizona.
“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history,” Ducey tweeted.
The state of Arizona was ready to release news about their collaboration with Nike in the city of Goodyear. Shortly after Nike stopped all production and distribution of their “Betsy Ross”, Ducey voiced his feelings on social media.
Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism. 5/
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) July 2, 2019
Arizona and Nike were in the works of opening a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant, that would employee approximately 500 people.