UNION COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to a post from Shaun King, a civil rights activist, the Union County Sheriff’s Office is putting Nike shirts on its inmates for mug shots in protest of the company's deal with Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick sparked the anthem controversy by kneeling during the pregame ritual in 2016 — his way of protesting policy brutality and social injustice in America.

Since then, Kaepernick was named one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, and multiple critics have shown their rage in protest of Nike.

Related: Mississippi police agency will no longer purchase Nike products, public safety commissioner says

Since the post has gone viral, the Union County Sheriff's Office has removed the photos.

More on this story as it develops.


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