As I covered previously, Nike recently recalled a shoe that’d already been sent to stores after former professional football player Colin Kaepernick suggested the Betsy-Ross-flag-adorning footwear could be considered unwokefully racist (here).
So history, ya gotta go.
But one military man is protesting the protest.
Appearing on Fox & Friends, retired marine Johnny “Joey” Jones told the hosts:
“You don’t get to control the narrative on everything that is a symbol to this country.”
“Colin Kaepernick presented this opportunity to me on a silver platter,” he explained.
That “opportunity” was the chance to immortalize the famed Bugs-Bunny-featured flag…on his bicep.
The two men do have one thing in common.
As reported by The Wallstreet Journal:
After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery.
As indicated above, Joey considers it a symbol, too:
“That flag is absolutely a symbol. It’s a symbol of what people can do in this country. Even in times when they feel oppressed, they can rise above, have a direct impact.”
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) July 5, 2019
It wasn’t Joey’s first time on Fox — enjoy the segment below, on why veterans loved candidate Trump. And don’t miss Bugs.
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