[Ed. – What action will they take if their attendance drops in reaction to the apology?]
The Tennessee Smokies, a Chicago Cubs minor league team, took a jab at Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick after the former NFL quarterback urge Nike to recall a sneaker featuring the Betsy Ross flag. Kaelernick said the flag was racist. Betsy Ross was an abolitionist.
Since then the Smokies deleted the tweet and apologized to Colin Kaepernick.
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick’s urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield Wednesday and tweeted images of it.
“Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it’s best to just do it. #America,” the tweet said…
…Connor Pearce, marketing and community relations manager for the Smokies, told the AP on Wednesday night that “it was just a light-hearted take on a current situation.”