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Puma Mocks Zion Williamson’s Faulty Nike Shoe on Twitter — and Then Deletes the Tweet

It seems like everyone has an opinion about Duke Blue Devils basketball star Zion Williamson and his Nike PG 2.5 shoe that split in half last night — including whoever runs the Twitter account for Puma Hoops.
Last night, after Williamson’s shoe malfunctioned during Duke’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels, Puma Hoops posted on Twitter, “Wouldn’t have happened in the Pumas.” The tweet was later deleted, however, screenshots are being circulated online.
And people on the social media platform were not happy about the brand’s response to the incident.
“Some junior social media employee trying to be the hero. Puma throwing shade on Nike Basketball is comical. Focus on becoming relevant first. Rookie move,” wrote user @nrandle76.
Another user, @jziernick, wrote: “Why delete the tweet? Stand up for your product….. nothing to lose with Nike taking it on the chin tonight.”
Less than a minute into the game, Williamson’s Nike PG 2.5 sneaker split in half, and the baller dropped to the floor in pain. Williamson left the game with a knee injury and did not return. Without Williamson, Duke lost to UNC by a score of 88-72.
After the shoe-splitting incident, Nike responded with a statement (first reported on Twitter by Darren Rovell

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Via:: https://footwearnews.com/2019/focus/athletic-outdoor/puma-tweet-zion-williamson-nike-pg-25-shoe-1202749035/