Nebraska College’s Cornhuskers just got some new football cleats, and Twitter is pissed. The footwear comes amid a scandal in which Three Stripe officials are accused of bribing athletes to join adidas-sponsored colleges, a crime spurred by the increasingly questioned practice of schools and brands not paying athletes.
So, when adidas dropped these ‘emoji’ cleats covered in cash, the public were quick to call-out poor taste.
Ironic since everyone is getting paid except for the athletes wearing these shoes. HAHAHA 🙄— julian chwang (@ChwangJulian) May 9, 2018
Bad taste on Adidas part. In deep with the FBI over paying kids $$ to sign with schools and this is what they do?? Shoes with $$ on them?— Charles Hajduk (@MyHajduk) May 8, 2018
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