Louisiana mayor forbids Nike the shopping for recreational programs: reports

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A Louisiana mayor reportedly prohibited his city’s recreation programs from the purchase of the Nike product, which in the course of a campaign, with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Mayor Ben Zahn, Kenner, signed a memo last week, stating that “[u]nder no circumstances” can any Nike apparel or equipment “purchased for the use of, or the delivery” of all the leisure facilities in the city.

“From now on, all purchases, which is added by each booster club operating every connoisseur of leisure facilities for clothing, footwear, sports equipment and/or any sporting product shall be subject to approval by the Director of Parks and recreation, or his designee,” the memo.

WBRZ 2 first reported the existence of the memo on Saturday. The mayor office sent the document to the Parks and Recreation Department Director Chad Pitfield last Wednesday.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to an E-Mail early Monday by Fox News.

The report came to campaign Nike has been criticized for the implementation of Kaepernick as the face of the “Just Do It”. “Believe in something, even if it means giving up everything,” reads the campaign slogan.


Sales of Nike products, the Kaepernick controversy since the Start of the campaign has led to some people burning their sneakers.

In the meantime, a private Christian college in Missouri, College of the Ozarks, last week announced that its athletic wear of team clothing made by Nike, the response to your campaign.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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