Mis­sis­sippi agency won’t buy from Nike

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation -

JACKSON, Miss. — Mis­sis­sippi’s pub­lic safety com­mis­sioner dis­closed Satur­day that state po­lice would no longer buy Nike prod­ucts, say­ing the ath­letic ap­parel maker is un­pa­tri­otic and fails to sup­port those in uni­form.

“As com­mis­sioner of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety, I will not sup­port ven­dors who do not sup­port law en­force­ment and our mil­i­tary,” Com­mis­sioner Mar­shall Fisher said.

It’s the lat­est dust-up fol­low­ing Ore­gon-based Nike’s de­ci­sion to use for­mer San Fran­cisco 49ers quar­ter­back Colin Kaeper­nick in an ad cam­paign. Kaeper­nick be­gan kneel­ing dur­ing the national an­them in 2016 to protest po­lice bru­tal­ity and so­cial in­jus­tice.

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