Nike Caves To 'Woke' Mob, Removes All ‘Redskins’ Gear From Website
Three letters signed by 87 different investment firms
Global sports brand Nike has caved to pressure from 'woke' activists accusing the name of the Washington Redskins of being 'racist.'
In response, Nike has now removed all Redskins gear from their website.
Adweek reported that three letters signed by 87 different investment firms and shareholders demanded Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo to cease business with the Washington Redskins until the name is changed.
Nike's immediate response to take down Redskins skin gear might be due to the fact the investment firms and shareholders are worth a collective $620 billion.
Native American leaders have pushed for the team to change its name for decades.
Owner Daniel Snyder said he would "never change the name" in 2013.
Last month, the team removed a monument commemorating former owner George Preston Marshall.
Marshall was the last NFL owner to integrate his team’s roster, from the front of RFK Stadium.
Nike's move seemed to come after activist investors at FedX claimed that the name was racist.
“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in a statement to FOX Business.
Nike caves to far-left activists, removes all Redskins gear from their website pic.twitter.com/iE8ksxmwmk— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) July 3, 2020
Last year, Nike canceled its Fourth of July-themed patriotic sneaker for Independence Day because anti-Trump ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick found the Betsy Ross flag design "offensive."
Nike's Air Max 1 USA shoe was scheduled to be released on Wednesday ahead of the celebrations for July 4th.
Kaepernick, who is known for originating the kneeling protest against the national anthem during NFL games, reportedly told the famous shoe company that the flag, with thirteen stars, was a symbol for slavery that offended many.
"Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag," a spokeswoman for the company said at the time.
“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.”