Kroger Grocery Store Apologizes To Teen Employee For Sending Him Home For Wearing Kaepernick Jersey
Last Sunday, Kroger sent out a memo to all employees that everyone could show their team spirit by wearing an NFL jersey each and every Sunday with no stipulations on what players could be worn.
Sixteen-year-old Elijah Scott showed up with his Colin Kaepernick jersey on and he was promptly sent home because a customer didn’t approve of the jersey. After all the outrage, Kroger has since apologized to Elijah for their actions.
As the NY Daily News reported … Elijah Scott was forced to leave work by a boss at Kroger supermarket in Springfield, Ohio … after a customer complained about his Colin Kaepernick jersey.”
Kroger’s official statement:
“We are proud and privileged to employ a workforce and to serve a customer base as diverse as America. We are aware of this situation and have apologized to Elijah and his mother. Diversity, inclusion and respect are among our company’s core values and ones we strive to live up to every day.”