19 Sep Texas Farm Bureau Bans Employees From Wearing Nike
The Texas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest organization representing farmers, is telling employees they can no longer wear branded Nike apparel on the job following the controversy over Nike airing TV commercials featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Waco television station KWTX-TV first reported on the boycott.
In an e-mail issued Monday, the bureau wrote, “There is a wide range of viewpoints on the Nike controversy. Texas Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies employees are asked to not wear Nike branded apparel while representing the companies. We are choosing to remove our companies from this controversy by discontinuing the use of Nike branded apparel for business purposes. The attire you choose on your own time is a personal matter.”
Texas Farm Bureau spokesman Gene Hall told KWTX Monday that the Farm Bureau was hearing complaints from customers and members who did not agree with Nike’s campaign.