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Nike - the goddess of victory in Greek mythology and the failure of American patriotism.
The latest controversy involving ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has us all shaking our heads again at Nike in complete disgust. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to the footwear and apparel giant to let them know his dissatisfaction with their newly slated planned release of the Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike 'Fourth of July' USA-themed sneakers. He argued and complained that the Betsy Ross flag, which is featured on the heel of the new sneaker, was offensive and carried slavery connotations. Without hesitation, Nike chose to take Kaepernick's side and cancel the patriotic sneaker release, just in time for the 4th of July.
Nine Line Apparel, along with relentlessly patriotic Americans everywhere, cannot believe the total ignorance and lack of understanding displayed by both Colin Kaepernick and Nike in relation to our country's Betsy Ross flag, it's symbolism and meaning. This early design of the flag of the United States depicts the original 13 colonies and represents the unity of these original American colonies in their fight against the British for our nation's freedom during the Revolutionary War. It in no way, shape or form alludes to slavery yet is a direct representation of freedom fought and earned by early Americans.
We are only able to enjoy our liberties, rights and lives as Americans today, because of what this flag has always symbolized and stood for. For Colin Kaepernick and Nike to say no to the release of what would have probably been a popular shoe for their summer footwear line is like saying no to our 4th of July holiday. The one day of the year where we all unite as one patriotic American family to rejoice and celebrate our freedom, hard fought and won by our country's forefathers. The Betsy Ross flag has a direct correlation with this national patriotic holiday but Kaepernick and Nike don't care. They are a disgrace to all freedom-loving Americans, choosing ignorance over patriotism.
For these reasons and so many more, we proudly stand for freedom and the Betsy Ross flag to say without recall or hesitation, just DON'T do it.
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I love my T! I got Grey w/the Beaty Ross Flag, it is great quality, fits well, and is so soft! I put it on immediately! Love it, will buy from nine line again! Thank you and God Bless You for doing this in response to Nike’s bad decision!
Stick it in nike's craw!!! Love it!!! God Bless America!!!
I will never buy another Nike product
I lost one uncle in France in July 1944, a month after the invasion of Normandy. Four other uncles fought and survived WWII including one who had 34 missions in a B-17 and another who's submarine "Perch" was sunk in the Straights of Java and he spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp in Manchuria and survived. My brother fought in Korea and I served in the Army in 1970-71. My great grandfather was an immigrant from the Azores and spent five years in the Navy, including the Mexican-American War of 1847, to gain his citizenship. If you see a trend you get the picture correct. Many people have sacrificed so all could be "free" from where they came. Betsy Ross made the flag at a time when many brave men decided they wanted to be free from England. It was to unite the 13 colonies against England. It had nothing to do with slavery. If you really want to study history, the original slaves to the US were about 10,000 Scottish soldiers that England sold to the colonies after England defeated Scotland. They were NOT indentured servants nor were they black. African Chiefs did they same to tribes they beat in war. They shipped the defeated off the continent so they wouldn't cause trouble again.
NIKE and their "representatives" should speak and support anti-slavery as it exists today, 2019. They should also hold their manufacturing facilities in foreign countries to US safety and labor practices. They will say they are complying to the host country standards, which are far short of US standards. I worked in Asia, I know and I know how the union pay works. If we don't get history straight I am worried it will lead the USA astray further than it is going. So NIKE quit "polarizing" everything to be politically correct. The best we can do is "boycott" NIKE. Economics sends a message.
For that reason I support NINELINE in their efforts and the fact it is Veteran managed. I wish you success