Nike cancels patriotic shoe for Fourth of July because Colin Kaepernick objected to American flag design

Nike reportedly cancelled a patriotic shoe design for Independence Day with a Betsy Ross flag because Colin Kaepernick objected to the symbol, according to the Washington Post.

The Air Max 1 USA shoe was scheduled to sell ahead of the Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday.

Kaepernick, who is known for originating the kneeling protest against the national anthem during NFL games, reportedly told the company that the flag, with thirteen stars, was a symbol for slavery that...

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