A minor league baseball team was forced to issue an apology after they stood up against Colin Kaepernick, who effectively bullied Nike into cancelling their “Betsy Ross” edition sneakers.
The Tennessee Smokies, an AA affiliate team of the Chicago Cubs, posted four photos of an American flag inscribed in the dirt near second base.
“Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it’s best to just do it,” the team posted on Twitter, tagging the former NFL player.
After backlash from social justice warriors on Twitter, the Chicago-affiliated team was forced to issue an apology, claiming they were simply having a bit of fun.
“Regarding one of our recent tweets regarding @Kaepernick7 and our field design for tonight’s game, it was meant to be a light-hearted take on a current situation,” the backtracking tweet read. “We did not mean to offend anyone by it. If it did, we certainly apologize.”
According to Fox News, the thirteen-star Betsy Ross flag has drawn controversy after social justice activists, including Kaepernick, claimed it represents slavery and racism.
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