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Louisiana Mayor Axes Nike

In Kenner, Louisiana, there will be no more purchases of any Nike products for its recreational facilities in the wake of anthem-kneeling Colin Kaepernick becoming the face of the brand in its latest ad. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his designee,” Mayor Ben Zahn wrote in an official memo. Former interim DNC chair and CNN analyst/leaker Donna Brazile says she is disappointed in her hometown. Which is further confirmation that it’s the right decision. The fallout continues, and Nike may likely cede its dominion in the sports apparel world to a rival outfit. Good riddance.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Nike knew it was courting controversy by making the polarizing, anthem-protesting Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, and indeed the pushback has been fast and furious: People have burned their Nike shoes, one college has trashed any gear with the Nike logo, and now one town in Louisiana has banned the purchase of any Nike products for its recreational facilities.

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In response to Nike endorsing the man who triggered the anthem protest by declaring in 2016 that he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Republican Mayor Ben Zahn of Kenner, Louisiana issued a new rule for the city’s recreational facilities: No more Nike.

“Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any Kenner Recreation Facility for wearing apparel, shoes, athletic equipment and/or any athletic product must be approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, or his designee,” Kenner wrote in an official memo, the Times-Picayune reported Sunday.

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