Nike pulls 'Betsy Ross flag' sneaker line following concerns about associations

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Nike has pulled a new line of Independence Day-themed sneakers following criticism surrounding the inclusion of the 13-star 'Betsy Ross flag'. It has been widely reported that the decision was prompted by a private complaint to Nike from Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback and political activist. 

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Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.