Nike ban destroyed our Big Dog support
I was infuriated reading the Post’s article about Big Dog President Lauree Simmons’ ban on Nike sneakers for workers over anthem protests.
Of course, I assume when Simmons realized this view might cut into Big Dog Ranch’s donation coffers, we quickly received a Big Dog clarification that, oh, now Nike is OK and that it was a personal offer to replace workers’ Nike shoes with another brand. (“Big Dog Ranch Rescue now says Nikes OK,” Friday)
I believe the damage is done.
It is absurd to have even put it out there in the air.
The president of Big Dog Ranch has placed a political choice on its workers. What a raw deal for those poor workers.
The national anthem issue is about social injustice. This is America. I am American. We have choices, thanks to all of our military and patriotic fathers and mothers who have fought tirelessly for our American freedom.
But don’t ever tell me what brand of shoe to wear to the workplace. How much lower are we going to get?
My husband and I had a donation to Big Dog Ranch in our wills. Notice the word choice: “had.”
A dog stands in front of a partially completed medical clinic at Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves.