Islam believers around the world have blasted widely-known brand, Nike, imploring the brand to recall their product launched in 2017, Air Max 720 trainers all because the logo printed on the sole has the Islamic word ”Allah”, which means God in English.
Several reports have been filed, comprising over 17,000 petitions signed by Saiqa Noreen, accusing the brand of being ‘disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslims and insulting to Islam’.
According to Ms Noreen on the product launched in 2017,
‘Nike has produced the Nike Air Max 270 shoe with the script logo on the sole resembling the word Allah in Arabic, which will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth. It is outrageous and appalling of Nike to allow the name of God on a shoe.’
Ms Noreen also included
‘Islam teaches compassion, kindness, and fairness towards all. We urge Nike to recall the blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.
We also request stricter scrutiny of products before they enter the market. I urge all Muslim’s and everyone who respects the freedom of religion to sign this petition.’
Nike in reply said:
‘Nike respects all religion and we take concerns of this nature seriously.
The Air Max logo was designed to be a stylised representation of Nike’s Air Max trademark. It is indented to reflect he Air Max brand only. Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional.’