A major multicultist row has broken out over the design of a new pair of trainers designed by the company Nike.
The training shoes include the Betsy Ross flag, created during the American revolt against British rule, an American flag with a circle of thirteen stars representing the first US colonies established by some of the first white European settlers in North America.
One of Nike’s sponsors, a black former American Football player, who has caused controversy over his attitude the US national anthem, Colin Kaepernick, said he found the flag ‘offensive’ due to its connection to slavery.
And just to compound matters, it seems the flag was also used by the German-American Bund during its parades in the thirties and at a massive rally by the organisation in New York in 1939.
As a result of this unfortunate politically correct fuss, the trainers have been withdrawn and are now worth a small fortune on various resale websites.
Nike said it had withdrawn the trainers “based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday”.
Once again, modern day madcap multicult sensibilities have provided merriment to those who remember a time when the design of a pair of trainers was the least of anyone’s worries.