Sportswear giant Nike has announced it has suspended its relationship with Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving effective immediately after he posted a link to anti-Semitic material on social media.
Irving, who was also suspended by the Nets without pay for a minimum of five games, refused to initially apologise for the post but eventually did so.
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The immediate backlash from his initial actions garnered widespread condemnation from the NBA community and now Nike are the latest to take swift action against the Nets star.
Irving has had a shoe deal worth approximately $AUD17 million-a-year since 2014 with Nike, but that is set to go up in smoke.
In a statement, Nike said it was “deeply saddened and…