Nike have announced that they will no longer be in a relationship with Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving. It came after an anti-Semitic statement on Twitter.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Nike is no longer releasing Kyrie 8 by Kyrie Irving.
Nike has announced that it is immediately terminating its relationship with Nets star Kyrie Irving.
Also, Irving’s last signature shoe, the Kyrie 8, is currently in limbo state.
“At Nike, we believe hate speech has no place, and we condemn any form of anti-Semitism,” the statement said.
To this end, he has decided to immediately end his relationship with Kyrie Irving. We are no longer releasing Kyrie 8. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone.’
In addition, Irving has missed at least five games with the Brooklyn Nets. If you didn’t know he was suspended for sharing a link to the anti-Semitic book ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’.
Irving’s suspension comes after his initial decision to share messages on a microblogging site.
Still, Nets general manager Sean Marks was asked whether Irving would be released from the team.
But he said, ‘No. Not at this specific time.’
‘There will be some improvement measures and measures in place for him. Clearly seeking some advice from dealing with some anti-hate and some Jewish leaders in our community.’
Nike has announced that it will “immediately” end its relationship with Kyrie Irving and will not release the new Kyrie 8. pic.twitter.com/Pr6lA7enl3
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Kyrie Irving apologizes for unintentional anti-Semitic Twitter comments.
Kyrie Irving took full responsibility for her actions, announcing an apology through her official Instagram account.
‘I deeply apologize and apologize for causing concern to all Jewish families and communities who have been hurt and affected by my posts,’ he wrote.
Moreover, the 30-year-old athlete ‘reacted emotionally when being unfairly branded as anti-Semitic rather than focusing on the healing process of his Jewish brothers and sisters who were hurt by the hate speech in the documentary. .’
Although Nike ended its relationship with Kyrie Irving over “hate speech”, it continues its partnership with the Chinese government, which is currently carrying out actual genocide against Muslims. pic.twitter.com/5531Jo1IBJ
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“It was not my intention to disparage the history of Jewish culture related to the Holocaust or to perpetuate hatred,” he said. I am learning from this unfortunate incident and I hope we can all find understanding.’