Nike has decided to pull its line of Betsy Ross flag sneakers ahead of Independence Day at the behest of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, and Americans aren’t having it.
Following Nike’s decision to pull the patriotic shoes after Kaepernick called them “offensive,” users on social media responded the best way they knew how in 2019: with a deluge of dank memes.
“If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag of the American Revolution, is too offensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th of July maybe Nike should go with this… seems to be more in line with their views,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted Wednesday, showing a Nike shoe retrofit with the communist hammer and sickle symbol.
If the Betsy Ross Flag, the flag of the American Revolution, is too offensive for Nike to commemorate The 4th of July maybe Nike should go with this… seems to be more in line with their views. pic.twitter.com/prAyOwTOau
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2019
Nike issues a quick rerelease of recalled shoes. Kaepernick approved! pic.twitter.com/cY876ObIov
— Wes (@sideswoop) July 3, 2019
Race Baiting Colin Kaepernick said the American Flag is racist so Nike Pulled their Besty Ross American Flag shoes from the shelf
If he hates the American flag & think it’s racist then why does he still live in America?
I’m so sick of him! Who’s with me ? pic.twitter.com/DyvR2vRAcV
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) July 2, 2019
Nike: Just Blew It 💪
What do you think of the decision to scrap the Betsy Ross shoes?
Let us know in the comments 👇 pic.twitter.com/1szs3zbrsq
— PragerU (@prageru) July 3, 2019
— SOMETHiNG WiCKËD (@som3thingwicked) July 2, 2019
#IndependenceDay #July4th #TinaToon– Don't let your SWJS ( #ColinKaepernick ) and Pets be traumatized by Flags 🇺🇸🇺🇸 and fireworks! 🎇 And remember to blow up your @Nike shoes! funny post at https://t.co/PlizrsOJzI pic.twitter.com/4981jjhrCN
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) July 3, 2019
Just picked up some Air Kaepernick Nike’s look like a clown 🤡 pic.twitter.com/iLzc0J9kCX
— WentzMyCoxZachErtz (@sr_schatzan) July 3, 2019
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 3, 2019
Nike has just announced the new Colin Kaepernick shoe.
Bok Bok Bok Bokok !!!
— Brian (@SouthernDude22) July 2, 2019
You imagine hanging with Colin Kaepernick on the 4th. Lmfao the douchebag will probably be kneeling in his backyard setting fire to American Flags. pic.twitter.com/97OtLCWcRY
— Jeb (@Jeb2619) July 3, 2019
— Radiance Foundation (@lifehaspurpose) July 3, 2019
— Sharon 🐻 (@WooHooYoo) July 3, 2019
Gotta believe. pic.twitter.com/Wfa20f3ylG
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 3, 2019
Nike pulls the Colonial American Flag off its shoes because craybaby Colin Kaepernick says it hurt his feelings, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets caught in a big lie.