Louisiana city recreation department prohibited from using Nike apparel or equipment

Louisiana city recreation department prohibited from using Nike apparel or equipment

(WVUE) - The City of Kenner, in Louisiana has banned the use of Nike products at the city's recreation centers according to a post shared on social media.

In the memo signed by Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn, it tells Chad Pitfield, Director of the Kenner Parks and Recreation Department, that "Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation facility".

Nike has recently been in the spotlight after airing its controversial ad featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Some people have called for a boycott of Nike after learning of the Kaepernick "Just Do It" campaign.

District 1 council member Gregory Carroll confirmed that the memo was authentic.

Carroll posted a response to the memo on the City of Kenner, District 1 Facebook page.

We reached out to a spokesperson for the City of Kenner who says they have no comment at this time.

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