Kyrie Irving association with Nike is put on hold

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Kyrie Irving association with Nike is put on hold, Nike informed CNN via email on Friday that it was ending its partnership with Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving.

The statement reads, “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of antisemitism.” “As a result, we’ve decided to immediately sever our relationship with Kyrie Irving and stop marketing the Kyrie 8.” The situation and its effects on everyone leave us deeply saddened and disappointed.

After being suspended for remarks he made regarding a tweet he sent that included a link to an anti-Semitic documentary, Irving missed the first of at least five Brooklyn Nets games on Friday. For more details: Paul Mescal Angers Viewers By Declining To Wear A Poppy On The Graham Norton Show.

Irving initially doubled down on his decision to share the content, and the Nets suspended him on Thursday.

Nets general manager Sean Marks replied, “No. There hasn’t been any thought of letting Irving leave the team. not at this specific moment.

After dealing with some anti-hate and some Jewish leaders in our community, there will be “some remedial steps and measures that have been put in place for him to obviously seek some counseling,” Marks said. “After this, he’s going to have to sit down with them and the organization, and we’ll evaluate and see if this is the right opportunity to bring him back,” the speaker said.

A few hours later, the NBA’s top point guard apologized on his verified Instagram account and claimed full responsibility for his actions.

kyrie Irving wrote, “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected by my post, I sincerely apologize for having caused you pain. “At first, I reacted emotionally to being falsely accused of being anti-Semitic instead of concentrating on how to help my Jewish brothers and sisters who were wounded by the hateful comments made in the documentary.

“I didn’t intend to perpetuate any hate or disrespect Jewish cultural history related to the Holocaust. I’m taking lessons from this unfortunate incident and I hope we can all come to an understanding,” he said.