Nike eliminates red, white and blue at World Cup

Nike eliminates red, white and blue at World Cup

Rainbow flags are in, our nation’s colors are out. The U.S. team at World Cup was unidentifiable as American, wearing black, white, neon yellow and green. Apparently we’ve become so politically correct that we hate our own country (then why fight to win World Cup for our country, one wonders). 

The NY Post reports,

If we didn’t know better — or worse — we would have wondered why all those U.S. women’s team fans in Vancouver were wearing red, white and blue, and waving red, white and blue flags. Their team, after all, was dressed in black, white, and neon green and yellow.

Yet again, what once would have been out of the question, impossible — a U.S. national team in a uniform other than red, white and blue — was achieved, as the women’s team operates under Nike’s money orders.

Still, why would Nike want the U.S. team to wear anything but red, white and blue? Why would the U.S. Soccer Federation not insist that whomever it sells its soul and soles to, the team wear the nation’s colors?

Three cheers for the black, white and neon yellow and green!

Sadly, gone are the patriotic days of the Dream Team, when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen draped themselves in the American flag after winning the gold medal in the 1992 Olympics.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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