sheriff rejects claims that nike shirts in mugshots are meant to mock kaepernick
United County Sheriff Rick Roberts responded in a press release after a strong reaction on social media.
Critics claim the photos are meant to mimic Nike\'s recent endorsement deal with former NFL quarterback Colin capenik, Arkansas\'s Democratic Party. Azettereported.
But Roberts says the suspects at the El Dorado County prison just lack the right clothes and Nike T-
They can wear shirts.
\"It is not our intention, nor our intention, to belittle or belittle those innocent people before they are proven guilty,\" the sheriff said in a statement . \".
\"I ask my staff to treat everyone with the utmost dignity and respect.
The sheriff\'s office did not buy these shirts, but they were \"available at any time,\" Roberts said \".
\"He said the shirts had been in use for several months before the Kaepernick deal.
A Nike shirt was already in mugshots as early as July, before Tuesday.
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According to Democrats, Kaepernick dealsGazette.
\"We will not and will not be affected by the current political and social debate in the media,\" the sheriff wrote . \".
According to fox 16 of Little Rock, Roberts\'s statement came after a tweet from famous civil rights activist Sean King on Wednesday.
\"The Sheriff of Union County, Arkansas, will Nike t-
\"The shirts on the people they arrested let them wear when taking pictures,\" he wrote on Twitter . \".
\"The source said it was meant to mimic Nike and Colin kempenick. Disgusting.
Roberts said the sheriff\'s office has taken steps to \"correct the problem\" to ensure that this does not happen again.
\"I understand the concerns of those who may find this offense, and I apologize for that,\" he wrote . \".
It\'s about two people.
An hour\'s drive south of Little Rock.