nearvideo Nike pulls “Betsy Ross Flag” sneaker after Colin Kaepernick a cause for concern.
Kaepernick of the Betsy Ross flag, said the offensive was and is a symbol of racism.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reversed his stance against Nike on Thursday with a welcome to its plans to build a production plant in the state, a week after he cancelled a proposed financial incentives from the company after its decision to, a Patriotic Shoe, which featured an early design of the American flag.
The sports clothing giant, has system for a building, in Goodyear, Arizona., this is expected to be suburbs of more than 500 jobs to the Phoenix.
On Twitter, Ducey, and the additional jobs and $cheered would bring 184 million of investments made by the company.
“This is good news for Arizona and for @GoodyearAZGov. 500 plus jobs. About $184 million in investments. Arizona is open for business, and we welcome @Nike on our country,” he tweeted.
The GOP Governor was a blast from many conservative Nike the decision to move Betsy Ross-themed Shoe on complaints of Colin Kaepernick. Ross is often credited with making the first American flag.
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The former NFL quarterback has an endorsement deal with Nike, said the company, the flag design was racist and featured slavery connotations.
In a series of tweets on 2. July Ducey said he was “embarrassed” for Nike, and that he bowed to “political correctness.”
“Instead, they celebrate American history, the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bent to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” Ducey posted. He said he ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority, pull out a $1 million dollars from the company.
Ducey’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request on Thursday.
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In the framework of the agreement with Goodyear, Nike will receive $2 million in incentives, if you have values to certain threshold.
“Nike joins a growing list of Fortune 500 companies that are proud to call Goodyear, AZ home. We are pleased to work with you to provide high quality jobs, groundbreaking technology, and the modern manufacture of our community,” says a spokeswoman for the city told the Arizona Republic.