Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July
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Nike pulled a flag-themed shoe design after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he and others find the specific flag offensive, because of its association with the time of slavery in America, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

The company slated the Air Max 1 USA to go on sale this week, in tandem with the Fourth of July.

The internet was quick to react to the news, with some calling the move to pull the shoe "unpatriotic" and pledging to...


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