Nike pulls 'Betsy Ross flag' sneakers after Colin Kaepernick steps in

12:28 PM ET Tue, 2 July 2019

Nike pulled its Fourth of July themed Air Max 1 USA sneakers from retailers after former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick said the U.S. flag used on the shoe was offensive to him and others. The flag was the popular 'Betsy Ross' flag, which is linked to a historical period of slavery in the United States.