Slagle called Colin Kaepernick's objection to the Nike sneaker, and his continued protest of the American flag, a "disgrace to the actual profession". As an example, he cited "the Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol".
On his nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners they shouldn't discount the possibility that pulling the Betsy Ross flag shoes was "a enormous publicity stunt".
"If we're in a political environment where the American flag has become controversial to Americans, I think we've got a problem", he said at an event in Kentucky.
"We view it as essentially an innocuous flag". "The diversity of identities, ideologies, and people of color and mainstream people who happen to exist in this country?" "It's not a thing in the white supremacist movement", ADL senior research fellow Mark Pitcavage told the Associated Press.
A report from the Wall Street Journal said former National Football League quarterback-turned-social justice activist Colin Kaepernick convinced Nike to pull its sneakers featuring the early American flag because he found the shoe to be offensive.
The Orion spacecraft flew Tuesday morning and it looked pretty spectacular
The Trump administration has directed NASA to land astronauts on the moon in 2024, four years earlier than originally planned. But Nasa officials said that since the parachutes for the system have already been tested, none will be used on Wednesday.
The Betsy Ross flag has always been acknowledged as the first to use the stripes, stars, and the colors red, white, and blue which have now come to symbolize the United States.
The special-edition Air Max 1s featured the "Betsy Ross" flag, a design created during the American Revolution with a circle of 13 white stars for the 13 original states.
How freakish that he is literally blocking Nike from bringing jobs to his state and calls the company "shameful" yet still wearing the shoes.
The price of a pair of Air Max 1 sneakers from Nike with the Betsy Ross flag on it are for sale on the website Stockx.com as seen on a computer screen in NY, U.S., July 2, 2019. Without hesitation, Nike chose to take Kaepernick's side and cancel the patriotic sneaker release, just in time for the 4th of July.
Kaepernick ignited a nationwide controversy in 2016 when he made a decision to protest inequality and racist police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem.