NFF kit sponsors suffers backlash after police appreciation day in US

Nike have been blasted by a lot of people for celebrating police men in the United States of America

New kit sponsors of the Nigerian Football Federation, Nike are facing a heavy backlash from the public especially the black community over their Law Enforcement Appreciation Day promotion.

This Law Enforcement Appreciation Day promotion is done yearly- May 13, coinciding with the National Police Week - by the US Sports wear company for police officers offering 30% discounts to them at personnel at Nike stores.

This good gesture however comes at a time this year when police brutality in America especially on African American men has been in the spotlight.

Nike are now on the end of an online backlash which has been promoted with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.

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