Nike stops sponsoring Irving, troublemaker ‘promoting anti-Semitic movies’
Nike liquidates its relationship with Irving.
The Athletic reported on the 5th (Korea Standard Time) that Nike, a sportswear company, will immediately stop continuing its relationship with the Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving and will not release a new Kyrie 8 series.
Controversy over Kyrie Irving is making the NBA noisy again. Irving recently received a lot of criticism for promoting a film containing anti-Semitic ideas through SNS. The Brooklyn club immediately issued a statement saying it would not tolerate hate-promoting behavior, and NBA President Adam Silver also expressed regret.
Irving did not bend his mind easily even though there were many arrows toward him. Although he was given the opportunity to meet with the media and apologize, he did not deny anti-Semitism and remained vague.
Brooklyn then suspended Irving for at least five games and disciplined him not to pay his salary during that period. Irving, who was withdrawn, posted an apology to Jewish families and communities on social media.
However, despite the apology, public opinion toward Irving has not easily subsided. Even the company that sponsored him turned its back on him. The Kyrie series was one of Nike’s main basketball shoes, but Irving’s image and credibility have collapsed to the point of immediately liquidating the relationship.
The Athletic announced that Nike would immediately stop continuing its relationship with Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving. They will not release the new Kyrie 8 series. 메이저사이트
Irving, who has attracted many fans based on his outstanding skills, is undermining his image on his own with endless protruding actions, events and accidents. Even before the controversy, Irving continued to be on the cutting board due to non-vaccination issues, inappropriate interviews with team members, and unauthorized departure during the season.