Arizona Gov. Cancels $1M Incentive for Nike Plant Over Shoes


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reacted to the news of Nike's canceled sneakers this week by canceling a $1 million incentive for the company to build a manufacturing plant in the state. "Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” the Republican Ducey tweeted Tuesday. “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." The Air Max 1 kicks in question were supposed to commemorate the Fourth of July by featuring the "Betsy Ross" version of the U.S. flag, with 13 stars representing the 13 colonies. However, Nike rep Colin Kaepernick convinced Nike to stop the sneaker's sale out of concern that the colonial-era flag is offensive to people of color. Reuters notes that Nike was eligible for a grant of up to $1 million for a $185 million plant in Goodyear, Arizona, that would employ over 500 people.


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