After Threatening To Pull Incentives For Nike Project, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Changes His Mind

Arizona Govenor Doug Ducey at a campaign rally.

Doug Ducey launched a blistering shot at Nike after the shoe company heeded the advice of Colin Kaepernick in pulling a sneaker with the Betsy Ross flag, but now the Arizona governor appears to be taking it back.

Last week, Ducey had announced on Twitter that he directed his state’s commerce authority to pull all financial incentives the state had offered to Nike to build a plant in the city of Goodyear. The Republican governor had joined in with many others on the right in slamming Nike for its decision to pull the sneaker due to what some saw as racist implications with the Betsy Ross flag.

“Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation’s independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism,” Ducey wrote in his tweet.

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