Nike was set to release some new shoes with the "Betsy Ross Flag" in time for the 4th of July.
So, because it's something American, perpetual loser Colin Kaepernick tells Nike that, because the flag was made during a period of time when slavery existed, they should not release them. So, not only does he think things are bad in this country now (and they're not), he now has a problem with anything which happened during a time when something bad existed.
Kaepernick's stupidity meter just dimed out.
But, and as hard as this is to comprehend, he's far from being the only idiot here. Inexplicably, the powers-that-be at Nike have stupidly allowed this out of work, POS has-been to dictate what their multi-billion dollar corporation does. They send retailers and distributors an e-mail saying that the shoes need to be sent back but, of course, once that word gets out, pairs of these shoes start disappearing.
I've not been able to confirm it, but one report I heard said there was a pair of these up on eBay and bidding had already eclipsed $2,000.
Nike is suffering a lot of backlash over this, and rightfully so. Even the Great State of Arizona, who was negotiating a deal to bring Nike into the city of Goodyear, has stepped in. The Governor, a proud and good American named Doug Ducey, has ordered a financial incentive package for Nike to be withdrawn over Nike's decision to pull the shoes at Kaepernick's behest.
What's more mind-boggling than the fact that Kaepernick just cost Nike that incentive package is the fact that Nike allowed him to do it.
I would have to surmise that Colin Kaepernick has pretty much just guaranteed himself that he will never again play in the NFL...