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Petition demands Nike to withdraw Air Max 270, claims logo is offensive to Muslims News



PORTLAND, OR (CTV) – Thousands of people ask Nick to recall the Air Max 270 shoes, saying the logo is offensive to Muslims.

The petition for the withdrawal of change.org says the logo at the bottom of the show resembles the word "Allah" in Arabic alphabet. "Allah" is Arab for God.

Friday's petition had more than 16,000 signatures.

Nike issued a statement on FOX 12 on Wednesday evening.

"Nike respects all religions and we take this nature seriously," the statement said. "The Air Max logo was designed to stylish the representation of Nike's Air Max, which is intended to reflect only the Air Max brand. Any other meaningful meaning or representation is unintentional."

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