Nike suspends sponsorship deal with Kyrie Irving


Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving after he promoted on Twitter a documentary which contained anti-Semitic material.Irving is serving at least a five-game ban from the Nets after he initially defended having shared a link to the film.Irving, 30, later apologised, claiming he is “learning” from what happened.Nike said it was “deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation”.Irving’s deal with Nike, which started in 2014, is reported to be $11m (£9.6m) a year according to Forbes.Nike, who has also cancelled their next branded shoe release with Irving, said in a statement: “At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn any form of anti-Semitism.

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