Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images ; Hulton Archive / Getty ImagesThe early American “Betsy Ross” flag, left, and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right (Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images ; Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
Former quarterback-turned-social-justice-warrior Colin Kaepernick caused a stir right before the July Fourth holiday after somehow convincing Nike’s top brass that a patriotic shoe it was set to release represented slavery.
In a last-minute move as the Air Max 1 Quick Strike “Betsy Ross flag” shoes were hitting store shelves, Nike pulled its release and made immediately made national headlines.
And Ross’ name was subsequently dragged through the mud.
But before Kaepernick — a man who once donned socks that depicted police officers a “pigs” — continues to push the narrative that Ross’ 13-star flag somehow connects connects her to slavery, he might consider a quick lesson in U.S. history.
According to Biography, Ross was born as Elizabeth Griscom in Philadelphia, PA,