The outrage over iconic footwear brand Nike’s recent advertisement campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick reached new heights Friday, when a local college became the first in the nation to remove the “swoosh” logo from all athletic apparel.
According to CBS, The College of the Ozarks -a private school in Point Lookout, Missouri- decided to strip its athletic department of all Nike-made apparel featuring the logo; adding “Nike is ashamed of America.”
“If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them,” said College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. “We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.”
The President weighed-in on Nike’s growing controversy on social media this week, saying the shoemaker was “getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts.”
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
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