The shoe goliath declared Friday night that it will end its relationship with the Brooklyn monitor, who has been suspended by the Nets for what the group called a rehashed inability to “unequivocally say he has no xenophobic convictions.”
The Nets took that action Thursday, and after a day, Nike went with its choice too.
“At Nike, we accept there is a bad situation for disdain discourse and we censure any type of discrimination against Jews,” the Beaverton, Oregon-based organization said. “Keeping that in mind, we’ve settled on the choice to suspend our relationship with Kyrie Irving taking effect right now and will never again send off the Kyrie 8.”
That shoe was to be delivered in the not so distant future. Irving has had a mark line with Nike starting around 2014.
Nike has ended its relationship with Kyrie Irving over “hate speech” but continues its partnership with the Chinese government, which is currently committing actual genocide against Muslims. pic.twitter.com/5531Jo1IBJ