An Arkansas sheriff is denying allegations his staff intentionally put inmates in Nike shirts for their mugshots to mock the apparel company or former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick.
Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts said the inmates were given the Nike shirts so they would have “proper attire during the booking process,” according to Fox 16.
“We are not, and will not, be influenced by current political and social debates in the media,” Roberts said.
Activist Shaun King posted the image of 18 inmates wearing various Nike brand shirts, claiming a source said it was to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting that since the news broke, the sheriff’s office has removed the inmate photos from it’s online jail roster.
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