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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Nike has suspended its relationship with Kyrie Irving over “hate speech” - Antisemitic

And so it begins. Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Kyrie Irving is now having his Nike partnership suspended after his tweet promoting an “anti-semitic” film. 

The consequences are beginning to pile up on Irving after he tweeted a link to a film, deemed as anti-Semitic and called ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.’

Despite Irving sending apology after apology, he was still recently suspended by the NBA for 5 games without pay. Irving was expecting to lose roughly $2.2 million in salary from his baller gig, but now he’ll be facing another big loss. Nike has now suspended their partnership with Irving, thus canceling the release of his shoe, the “Kyrie 8.” Last season, the baller made $11 million from his deal, and his shoe has been one of the top 5 best selling signature shoes at the company.

A statement from the global brand reads, “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism. To that end, we've made the decision to suspend our relationship with Kyrie Irving effective immediately and will no longer launch the Kyrie 8. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone.” 

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