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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ends
Nike deal after cancellation
of 'Betsy Ross Flag' sneakers

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/2/2019 9:07:22 AM

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday the state would be canceling the incentives offered in a deal with Nike in response to the athletic company scrapping plans for a Betsy Ross-inspired sneaker. The sneakers, featuring a U.S. flag with 13 stars on each heel, reportedly was canned after former football player and political activist Colin Kaepernick said the design could be seen as an offensive symbol of slavery. Mr. Ducey said the state was supposed to announce a deal with Nike but then “this news broke yesterday afternoon.”(Snip) “It is a shameful retreat for the company. American businesses should be proud

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Colon Kaepernik is a terrible CEO. Who put him in charge? Meanwhile, I stopped dealing with Nike too, years ago, a decision underscored by their hating of traditional values.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jfodoch 7/2/2019 9:25:15 AM (No. 111825)
Way to go, Governor -- I hope this a trend!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ScottC 7/2/2019 9:28:38 AM (No. 111829)
Nobody should be buying the Nike/Chinese slave labor shoes anyway
27 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Jed 7/2/2019 9:31:01 AM (No. 111832)
Nike is not an American company
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/2/2019 9:37:13 AM (No. 111841)
Making amends for John McCain. Thanks, Governor. You are someone I am happy to vote for again.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/2/2019 9:39:08 AM (No. 111843)
HA!! Excellent!! Deal with it, Nike!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 7/2/2019 9:51:08 AM (No. 111857)
Nike, Apple, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Microsoft, and any other liberal-led organizations have CEO’s bred from the same indoctrination camps. They make the big bucks while sleeping with pictures of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin over their beds.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 7/2/2019 9:53:03 AM (No. 111860)
I've been done with Nike for a long time. They pander to people who, allegedly, cannot afford $100 Chinese shoes.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ho72 7/2/2019 10:03:16 AM (No. 111869)
"could be seen as an offensive symbol of slavery" What, in the eyes of the WOKE, isn't? And what would Kaepernick call the Chinese who toil in Nike's sweatshops for near-starvation wages? Oh yeah... they can't be slaves because they're not blacks living in the USA. Idiots.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 7/2/2019 10:06:45 AM (No. 111875)
Thank you Governor. It's a start. We all need to push back.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/2/2019 10:12:20 AM (No. 111881)
Since the United States cannot confer knighthood on citizens, I offer highest praise for Governor Ducey, who is a governor who honors ALL the people, not just a specimen class. I hope Arizona appreciates him.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 7/2/2019 10:22:32 AM (No. 111887)
"Nike Pays Big Time for Stupid Capitulation to a Racist Pig" is a headline that will not be seen anytime in the near future.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/2/2019 10:29:34 AM (No. 111893)
The British flag is a symbol of slavery and oppression as far as I'm concerned. They were the ones who made it fashionable to be a slaver, starting with small vagabond children and Irish Catholics they wanted to clean off the streets and banish to the "new world" to fend for themselves. An Irishman was "free" from the British, as compared to an African slave who was bought. Irish men and boys were worked to death at no financial loss, but the blacks were another story. Sadly, the true story of slavery in the Colonies has never been adequately told to kids, including that there were freed blacks who themselves became slave owners.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: cor-vet 7/2/2019 11:14:48 AM (No. 111938)
What does Kaepernik know about slavery?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Highvoltage 7/2/2019 11:40:39 AM (No. 111976)
Their shoes don't fit me as well as other brands plus all their caving to all the political activism drove me away.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 7/2/2019 11:44:29 AM (No. 111980)
Good for Ducey. Kaepernik sunk the NFL. Now Nike. When will Capaernik finally be sunk and by whom? Ducey made a good start here.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey 7/2/2019 12:06:08 PM (No. 111996)
Old limpy-dick still around and shooting off his mouth???
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Luandir 7/2/2019 1:14:57 PM (No. 112044)
Any company that takes business advice from Colin Kaopectate deserves what results.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: padiva 7/2/2019 1:20:51 PM (No. 112048)
Guess what, folks. This leaves a great opportunity for another company to create a patriotic shoe for next year ...in 2020. Ain't life grand?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: CEP 7/2/2019 2:48:05 PM (No. 112119)
So Kapernick is the head of Nike makes all their business decisions that in and of itself makes the company not one that I would support nor should anyone. He is just a washed up and not effective quarterback and not I guess the one that runs Nike.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/2/2019 2:50:04 PM (No. 112122)
Good for Gov. Ducey!!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/2/2019 3:38:12 PM (No. 112172)
He wants to boycott a symbol of slavery? How about dumping your muslim girlfriend? Muslims were the slave traders who dealt with the tribes back in that era of slave running. Get mad at the right target Colin Kaperquack, or don't get mad at all.
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