[Ed. – Hypocrisy, anyone?]
Nike has deservedly taken a lot of heat for its decision to allow Colin Kaepernick to dictate corporate decisions.
The apparel company pulled a planned sneaker release featuring a Betsy Ross flag after the national anthem-protesting former NFL quarterback complained, setting off a new wave of debate over America’s historical symbols ahead of the Fourth of July.
But it was not so long ago that the flag design, used during the American Revolution and featuring 13 stars in a circle representing the original 13 colonies, was honored as an important part of the heritage of America. And as the U.S. political editor at DailyMail.com noted, it was not too far in the distant past that the same flag flew over former President Obama’s second inauguration.
“That Betsy Ross flag sure fell out of fashion quickly,” David Martosko tweeted Wednesday, along with a photo of the flag hanging beside other versions during the 2013 ceremony.