On Monday, Colin Kaepernick tweeted that he would be featured in a new ad campaign by Nike. News of the ad angered many, who said they would boycott the company as a result.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Gee Colin Kaepernick said his efforts were all about disrespecting the flag, Is that what Nike thinks?
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Despite what we hear from the mainstream media, the mediocre quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the protest was all about disrespecting the flag of the racist evil nation that he believes we are.
When first asked to explain why he was protesting the anthem, Colin Kaepernick replied, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick did not say he thought America was a great country that just had a problem of police abuse. He specifically identified the nation as an evil oppressor of people of color. Additionally, he has shown support for various black nationalist figures and the deceased Cuban communist Fidel Castro.
According to Bloomberg:
Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers even posted photos and videos of themselves burning their Nike shoes and other gear to protest the company using the divisive figure in its 30th anniversary ad campaign.
The fallout was no surprise but Nike may be betting that the upside of a Kaepernick endorsement is worth angering conservative Americans and supporters of President Donald Trump. Kaepernick — who sparked a movement among professional athletes when he began taking a knee in 2016 during the anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans — is embroiled in a lawsuit against the National Football League and accuses it of blacklisting him.
First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4
— Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018
— AlterAtYeshiva (@alteratyeshiva) September 4, 2018
Under Armour is a great American company that supports our military. So F*ck You Nike! I’ll never buy any of your poorly mad apparel again. #boycottnike
— Action Dan (@ActionDan247) September 3, 2018
Liberals do this all the time
Time to give them a taste of their own medicine #BoycottNike
Bring down their Stock
At $82 a share NOW
— Gary the numbers guy (@Numerologynow) September 4, 2018
Colin Kaepernick made a guaranteed $39 million in the NFL. Now he’s pocketing more money in a Nike ad because he knelt on a football field. That’s “sacrificing everything?!” Disrespectful to our military members who’ve truly sacrificed everything. pic.twitter.com/wT7L0XSZX9
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) September 3, 2018
— Veaz (@VeazeyJohn) September 4, 2018
This Marine veteran/Country Music Star made his feeling known by cutting the Nike logo off his socks:
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
— Freemen4liberty (@Liberty4Freemen) September 3, 2018
Another person posted this video:
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) September 4, 2018
Hey Nike, this is what it looks like to sacrifice everything. These men sacrifice their very lives so Collin has the freedom to disrespect our flag & our country. can’t figure out who is a bigger disgrace Collin or Nike for glorifying this nonsense. never buy Nike products again! pic.twitter.com/uiA5g1C7Ds
— Melissa ❌ (@sweetweetertot2) September 4, 2018
— Chris. P (@_Adversary_) September 4, 2018
But, Bloomberg said, “the shoe giant is likely counting on passions to cool.”
“The long-term relationship and a contract that benefits both parties over the next 10 years will likely outweigh any current controversy,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Chen Grazutis said.
Funny how the media and Nike ignore the fact that Kaepernick first became a free agent because he turned down his team’s (the 49ers) offer of a backup QB job. And during last season we learned that Kaepernick turned down offers from NFL teams it maintains his misguided position on top of the victims of racism list.
“Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, The DC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27-year-old vet.
“Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make ‘backup money’ and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
“Shortly after the 2017 offseason began, Kaepernick parted ways with XAM Sports — the agency which had represented him since he entered the league in 2011 — and TheDC’s source added that Kaepernick’s girlfriend, outspoken radio host Nessa Diab, appears to be a driving force behind his negotiating tactics.
“’Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,’ the source stated. ‘He views himself as a race messiah.’”
Translation: To hell with patriotic Americans
Much of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line