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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.
- Very Respectfully, Patriotic American
Received my Betsy Ross shirt yesterday. American made and it shows. Can't wait to wear it to my VFW post. Bet I get lots of "where can I get one's". Thanks Nineline
The shirt has arrived after 1 day from scheduled shipment to begin.. AWESOME!
very nice shirt . fits great so the chart is accurate (XL) length of shirt covers pot belly which some do not and makes you have to order a size larger.
Would like to see a option to have a design added on to the back (ie Liberating A Nation) which would make it a over the top shirt. (option could be used for any of your items that are sold.. of course said extra screening would cost extra but not as much as a second shirt (imo) )
Would have loved to order a 2nd shirt but finances wont allow it.
will be a repeat customer tho.
Semper Fi and keep up the good work
I’ve ordered from Ninelineapparel several times and love it all. Now I’m taking my stand for the Betsy Ross flag, the flag we fought for originally to launch this great nation. From a relentlessly patriotic citizen.
I am so proud of Nineline for their devotion to our country and our flag. Unlike Kapernick and Nike(who's products ARE NOT made in America),I and everyone I have spoken to, are proud to wear your Patriotic gear(I also have your "Stomp my flag and I'll stomp your ass" tee. Kapernick's parents must be so proud that they adopted the little weasel! He was a lousy football player and he's a worse human being. The bonus is that you support our vets. Keep up the Great work.
This shirt is better than Nike by a long shot