The sportswear company has been facing criticism for weeks by people of Muslim religion who claim that the design on the soles of his new shoe model Air Max 270 looks like the word "Allah" in Arabic.
In just two weeks, a petition presented on the Change.org platform. For the product to be withdrawn from the market, it has obtained more than 24,000 signatures.
"We urge Nike to immediately remove this blasphemous and offensive footwear and all products with this logo similar to the word Allah of its international sales," the petition filed online indicated.
Saiqa Noreen, who launched the petition, says the logo "It will surely be trampled, kicked and stained with mud or even dirt" and it demands from the brand "a stricter control of the products before launching them on the market".
The company has been forced to issue a statement in which it clarifies that it respects "all religions and beliefs" and explains that the logo is a stylized representation of the Air Max brand and that "any other meaning or representation that is interpreted is not intentional".
Despite the explanations, there are many who have shown their outrage at the controversial logo and consider it "blasphemous".