Arizona Gov. Ducey Pulls Tax Breaks for Nike After Co. Cancelled Patriotic Flag Shoe


Arizona’s Republican Governor, Doug Ducey, has now pulled all of shoemaker Nike’s state tax incentives after the company canceled an American flag-themed shoe because it feels America is an irredeemably evil, racist country.

Nike dumped the Betsy Ross-themed shoe that was to have had the 1776-styled U.S. flag on its heels because anti-American former NFL player Colin Kaepernick said the U.S. flag is irrevocably tied to “racism,” “slavery,” and “hate.”

Nike agreed with Kaepernick and dumped the shoe line that was going to come out to celebrate America’s Independence Day holiday.

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But after Nike announced its hate for America, Gov. Ducey responded in the best way by telling Nike that it was not welcome to set up shop in Arizona.

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Gov. Ducey made his announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.

“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Ducey tweeted. “Nike is an iconic American brand and American company. This country, our system of government and free enterprise have allowed them to prosper and flourish.”

“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” he added.

The Gov. went on:

After Kaepernick attacked Nike for supporting the evil America with its impending shoe, the company announced the cancellation of the product.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

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