Nike stores closed in South Africa amid outcry over racist web video post


Several Nike stores were closed in South Africa on Wednesday following public outcry over a racist comment made in a video by a man that local media said had links to the sportswear company.

In the video, taken at a beach resort, a white man with a South African accent says: “And not one kaffir in sight. Fucking heaven on earth.” The “K word” is known in South Africa as an apartheid-era slang for a black person. It is regarded as a deeply offensive slur just like the “N word” in the United States of America.

Local online news service, Times Live said the man in the video was married to a merchandising director…

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