Nike, the WNBA and the Dallas Wings are pulling the franchise's new Rebel edition jersey after having "recently learned" the real history of the design meant to honor female empowerment.
The league released three new uniforms for each of its 12 teams on April 8 under the name "H.E.R." for its Heroine Edition, Explorer Edition and Rebel Edition. The Rebel jerseys "applaud the irreverent voices who define each team's home city and state."
The Wings honored the P-40 Warhawk plane and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) corps from World War II. But the decision faced scrutiny in the days after the announcement because WASP excluded Black women.