PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Thousands of people are asking Nike to remember the Air Max 270 shoe and say the logo is offensive to Muslims.
The Petition to Appeal on Change.org says the logo at the bottom of the show reminds the word "Allah" in Arabic script. "Allah" is Arab for God.
The petition in the middle of the evening had more than 16,000 signatures.
Nike Wednesday night released the FOX 12 statement.
"Nike respects all religions and we are serious about this nature," the statement said. "The Air Max logo was designed to be a stylized representation of the Nike Air Max brand, designed for the Air Max brand only, and any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional."
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