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The Governor of Arizona will withdraw the financial incentives of Nike after the footwear company takes out the US flag shoes "Betsy Ross"

The Governor of Arizona will withdraw the financial incentives of Nike after the footwear company takes out the US flag shoes "Betsy Ross"

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said on Tuesday it would be the state's trade authority for all financial stimulus recalls for the shoe company to locate the state after Nike said it was Betsy Ross's flat shoes. U.S

Nike planned to build a manufacturing plant on the west side of the Phoenix metropolitan area, which is expected to bring 500 jobs to the area, the Arizona Republic said Monday. The city has agreed to pay up to $ 1 million in fees and reimburse up to $ 1 million for the jobs it will create, the newspaper reported.

On Monday night, Nike said he was pulling on the sneakers, which features an early American flag designated by Betsy Ross at the Fourth of July holiday celebration. The decision to follow a complaint from former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick, who noted the use of the flag during slavery for the period, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. According to the paper.

"It's a shameful retreat for the company, and American companies should be proud of the history of our country, not abandon it," Ducey wrote on Twitter.

"Nike has made its decision and now we are taking ours, I have directed the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars at their discretion that the state was providing for the company to be located here."

Ducey, a Republican who was previously CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, has been governor of Arizona since 2015.

Kaepernick has been a polarizing figure in sports after he decided not to defend the national anthem during a preseason football game of the 2016 NFL, in a protest against racial injustice. Your actions have been successfully defended.

Kaepernick has not played in the league since that 2016 season after the San Francisco 49ers former field marshal retired to a failure. Then he filed complaints of collusion against the league, which has already been resolved.

Last year, Nike introduced Kaepernick as part of its 30th anniversary of its iconic "Just Do It" campaign.

Nike did not respond