Nike reduce ties with Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving Monday.
The transfer comes after Irving posted a Twitter hyperlink to a documentary containing antisemitic messages in October and first of all refused to factor an apology.
“Kyrie Irving is now not a Nike
(NKE) athlete,” Nike
(NKE) tells CNN.
Irving’s agent and stepmother Shetellia Riley painted the transfer as a mutual resolution. “Both parties have agreed to mutually depart ways. We wish Nike the best in their future endeavors,” Riley stated in a commentary.
Irving took to Twitter Monday to write, “Anyone who has even spent their hard earned money on anything I have ever released, I consider you FAMILY and we are forever connected. It’s time to show how powerful we are as a community.”
On November 4, Nike suspended its courting with Irving on and canceled the release of the Kyrie 8 shoe, which Irving had in the past tweeted have been to move on sale this previous November.
Speaking in November concerning the corporate’s resolution to pause its courting with Irving, Nike co-founder Phil Knight advised CNBC, “Kyrie stepped over the line. It’s kind of that simple, so he made some statements that we just can’t abide by and that’s why we ended the relationship.”