Texas Farm Bureau Stopping Employees From Wearing Nike Apparel At Work
As of Friday afternoon, Nike stocks had reached an all-time high following the controversy of signing Colin Kaepernick and having him as the face of their 30th-anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign.
Despite the tremendous results, that hasn’t stopped a slew of people, private schools and other companies from making decisions to part ways with the company.
Texas Farm Bureau has informed their employees they are not allowed to wear Nike apparel while on the job. Employees received this statement in an email:
“There is a wide range of viewpoints on the Nike controversy. Texas Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies employees are asked to not wear Nike branded apparel while representing the companies. We are choosing to remove our companies from this controversy by discontinuing the use of Nike branded apparel for business purposes. The attire you choose on your own time is a personal matter.”
The Texas Farm Bureau represents the interests of agricultural producers and rural communities across the southern state as the “Voice of Texas Agriculture,” according to its website.
Nike’s decision to feature Kaepernick prompted a whirlwind of criticism from President Donald Trump, but it hasn’t been bad for business so far.