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Over 30,000 people were tweeting with the hashtag NikeBoycott on Tuesday morning, making it among the top trending topics on Twitter. Some posted images of themselves burning and canada goose store ripping their Nike shoes and apparel. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive?”
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Some analysts said the boycott would not have a big impact on Nike, which in June reported a major sales rebound in its North America business and forecast strong growth for 2019.
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“The company’s stand may go down well on its native West Coast; it will be far less welcome in many other locations,” he said.
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