WATCH: MSNBC guest defends Nike, compares Betsy Ross flag to the swastika and burning crosses

An MSNBC contributor, defending Nike's decision to cancel the sale of American flag-themed shoes, compared the original "Betsy Ross" American flag to symbols like the Nazi swastika or a KKK burning cross.

Michael Eric Dyson, a regular on MSNBC and a professor at Georgetown University, agreed with Nike's decision not to sell shoes with the flag, a decision the company reportedly made at the request of Colin Kaepernick.

"Words matter, symbols matter too," Dyson said. "Why don't we wear a...

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