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UNION COUNTY, Ark. – An Arkansas sheriff’s office has been accused of putting Nike shirts on inmates for mugshots in a mocking protest of the company’s deal with Colin Kaepernick, KTHV reports.
“It’s all a big misunderstanding,” said Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts.
The article goes on to state the following:
The sheriff’s office issued the statement after Shaun King, a civil rights activist, tweeted the following:
“The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots. Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting.”
The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots.
Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick. Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/9z9Nw9hxuF
— Shaun King (@shaunking) October 11, 2018
After King’s tweet went viral, the Union County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying they give the Nike shirts to people who don’t have proper attire for a mugshot. The sheriff’s department said they had the shirts several months before the Nike Kaepernick ad release, KTHV reports.
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Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts released a statement, pushing back at the claims and apologizing. Shaun’s source, who is close to the sheriff’s office, said Roberts “often spoke of how much he loathed Colin and hated Nike for their support of him.” Roberts’ statement below: pic.twitter.com/53XvchwMFs
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) October 11, 2018
The Union County Sheriff has released a statement after Activist @shaunking said the sheriff’s office was intentionally putting inmates in Nike shirts while taking their booking photo to protest Nike and Colin Kaepernick.https://t.co/cDXkKJfCSw
— Ashlei King (@AshleiKing) October 11, 2018
Apparently the Union County Sheriff’s jail roster has deleted the inmate photos. pic.twitter.com/zzAVp6XgNQ
— Matt Mershon (@MattMershonKATV) October 11, 2018
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