Retired Marine gets Betsy Ross dwindle tattoo
Joey Jones says he is holding a mount opposite Nike by removing a Betsy Ross dwindle tattoo on his bicep.
Retired sea Johnny (Joey) Jones was so austere in his support for a Betsy Ross flag, he motionless to tattoo it on his arm as a reprove to Nike’s preference to lift a set of boots temperament a iconic flag’s design.
“You don’t get to control a account on all that is a pitch to this country,” Jones told “Fox Friends” while deliberating his tattoo on Saturday.
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Jones, who placed the tattoo on his bicep, pronounced he couldn’t consider of a improved pitch than a Betsy Ross flag, that flew during a American Revolutionary War.
“Colin Kaepernick presented this event to me on a china platter,” Jones said, referring to a argumentative football actor who reportedly shabby Nike’s decision.
Sources told The Wall Street Journal that Kaepernick pronounced he felt a use of a Betsy Ross dwindle was offensive, with slavery connotations.
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Citing people informed with a matter, a paper’s report stated, “After images of a shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to association officials observant that he and others felt a Betsy Ross dwindle is an descent pitch since of a tie to an epoch of slavery.”
But for Jones, a dwindle sparked a “fire that still browns currently in people’s hearts.”
“That dwindle is positively a symbol. It’s a pitch of what people can do in this country. Even in times when they feel oppressed, they can arise above, have a approach impact.”
Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report.