Nike’s latest ad blunder involving former NFL quarterback turned social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick has caused quite the uproar on social media, with a large number of people expressing their distaste for the move. Some people have gone so far as to burn their Nike apparel, an act only defined as someone seeking social media ‘likes’ as those items could’ve been donated to the needy, poor, and impoverished veterans and children. Either way, people don’t like it. People are tired of politics ruining sports.
Nike’s stock dropped a bit from this, causing them to lose quite a sum of money. Oh well, that’s what happens when a major company sides with a character in sports that a majority of the fans seem to hate. It doesn’t make sense why Nike would commit brand suicide like this, but nevertheless, it’s done and they’re seeing the bad end of the stick from it.
What happened was that they picked a terrible slogan: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
That triggered people big time because Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract, which wasn’t much of a sacrifice other than it was him being entitled. Now he can’t find a job on the field because no one wants his political nonsense sideshow, even if he is better than most second or third string QB’s on paper, but it would be a long shot for him to get back into it two years out of the game. Let’s be honest, he’s no Michael Vick. He didn’t have prison workouts to keep him in shape.
Factor that in with him signing a book deal reportedly worth $1 million and he hasn’t exactly sacrificed anything, he just keeps getting richer.
So basically, a guy who made millions playing football turned into a social justice warrior, divided the country with his disrespectful abuse of his platform and dissing the National Anthem and the American flag. The guy can’t find a team anymore after he bailed on his contract, no one really likes him enough to pay him millions and he turned the stadium upside down.
Now we’re here, he’s still getting money, and two years after he’s been out of the league Nike shows up with his big goofy face as the poster boy for their 30th-anniversary ad of “Just Do It” – how about no thanks.
Not everyone is thrilled. Even though burning clothes is a dumb idea (because homeless vets are in need), I get the resentment towards the fellow, but let’s make this even worse.
Let’s throw fire on the flames.
Let’s remind everyone that Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was murdered by someone suffering from PTSD.
Guess who sacrificed everything? Chris Kyle and the man who shot him both gave everything thanks to serving in the military. Chris passed when another veteran couldn’t take it anymore and Chris had no chance because he didn’t see it coming. It’s a sad and horrible story all around for both families.
Guess who sacrificed nothing? Colin Kaepernick.
She reminded everyone.
“Nike, I love your gear, but you exhaust my spirit on this one. Your new ad with Colin Kaepernick, I get the message, but that sacrificing everything thing,” wrote Taya Kyle. “It just doesn’t play out here. Sacrificing what exactly? A career? I’ve done that both times I chose to stay home and be with my kids instead of continuing my business climb … and it wasn’t sacrificing everything. It was sacrificing one career and some money and it was because of what I believe in and more importantly, who I believe in.”
“You want to talk about someone in the NFL sacrificing everything? Pat Tillman. NFL STARTING, not benched, player who left to join the Army and died for it. THAT is sacrificing everything for something you believe in,” wrote Taya Kyle.
“How about other warriors? Warriors who will not be on magazine covers, who will not get lucrative contracts and millions of followers from their actions and who have truly sacrificed everything. They did it because they believed in something. Take it from me, when I say they sacrificed everything, they also sacrificed the lives of their loved ones who will never be the same. THAT is sacrificing everything for something they believe in.”
“All I know is, I was actually in the market for some new kicks and at least for now, I’ve never been more grateful for Under Armour.”
Colin Kaepernick Blindsided By Huge News 2 Weeks After His Nasty Nike Debut
Colin Kaepernick is best known for being the guy who started kneeling during the Nation Anthem. He has been a polarizing figure for both the people who support what he did and the people who hate him for disrespecting the flag.
Most recently Nike signed him for an ad that they have been running during NFL football games. At first, it seemed that Nike regretted their decision as their stock began to drop. But the people who support the kneeling movement showed up in mass to buy Nike products and profits went through the roof.
Now it seems that there could be some new opportunities coming Kaepernick’s way. We’ll wait and see what the truth is.
bro bible wrote:
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t stepped foot on the gridiron since the 2016 season, a year after he rustled a fair amount of jimmies by sparking a movement when he decided to start kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
This decision kicked off quite the saga, as Kaepernick was unable to find a new home after opting out of his contract with the 49ers, which was kind of suspicious when you consider Blaine Gabbert is still somehow signed to an NFL roster.
Rumors began to fly that the quarterback had been blackballed from the league in a vast conspiracy that some people theorized stretched all the way to the President of the United States.
It took a while, but Kaepernick recently burst back onto the scene in a big way after Nike revealed he’d be the face of their 30th-anniversary ad campaign.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
People responded appropriately to the news and by that I mean they decided to burn Nike gear they’d already dropped money on in protest.
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
That’ll show ’em.
Shortly after the announcement, Nike dropped an ad that was seemingly designed to piss off his detractors even more.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 5, 2018
Kaepernick has also been busy fighting a court battle concerning the alleged collusion that’s kept him out of the league for so long, but if his lawyer is to be believed, it could only be a matter of time before he returns to the football field.
TMZ Sports also wrote:
Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady … on the same team???
That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin’s attorney, Mark Geragos — who’s teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB.
“I would just say, ‘Stay tuned’ … that next week there may be some news.”
Our guy pushed to get more information — and Geragos started dropping hints about the 2 teams.
The first clue obviously points to the Oakland Raiders.
“I’ll say this … if Al Davis was still alive.”
The interesting part of that comment — Al’s son, Mark Davis, took over the Raiders when his father passed away … and Mark recently told us he thought it was a good idea for Nike to sign Kaep.
The other clue was a little more abstruse, but he suggests Patriots owner Robert Kraft could be interested in Colin.
There’s more to the clip … Geragos also says Colin and his girlfriend, Nessa, are NOT boycotting the NFL. They’re watching games (they’re fans) and they’re supporting players like Kenny Stills.
Geragos also clears up some misinformation about Colin’s deal with Nike — confirming what TMZ Sports already told you … he is FOR SURE getting his own shoe as part of his deal with the Swoosh.
It remains to be seen if what Geragos is saying has any merit. It’s hard to believe that any team would sign a player who hasn’t set foot on a football field in 3 years.
It would make more sense to sign Tebow and get a real athlete who is ready to play right now.
550 State Troopers Have Officially Ended It For Nike And Send Unforgettable Message
Mississippi state police have just done what every single police department in the country should be doing.
Chicks On The Right reported that in a statement, Marshall Fisher, who is a commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, and a spokesperson has said the department will no longer be supporting vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military.
Because of this, they will immediately stop the purchase of all Nike products following their offensive ad campaign which features former Forty Niner Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s mug with the words “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
The Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant has also come out in full support of the commissioner’s decision. In a statement, he made clear that Fisher has the right to deny business “with a company that pays an individual who has slandered our fine men and women in law enforcement.”
Here is what one Mississippi Sheriff had to say about this matter via AOL:
“A Marshall County, Mississippi sheriff is under fire after he shared a photo that compared former NFL player Colin Kaepernick to Osama Bin Laden, the co-founder of the Islamic militant group al-Qaeda.
“Marshall County Constable Don Cothern re-posted a photo on his own Facebook account that shows an image of the terrorist next to an image of the former 49ers quarterback and includes the text, “If Bin Laden had a son.”
“Kaepernick made headlines during his time as a professional football player for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, a move which some have called unpatriotic.
“But despite the controversy that has surrounded Kaepernick’s career, Marshall County resident Albert Griffin told WREG that he believes Cothern’s comparison “doesn’t fit at all, as far as I’m concerned.”
“[Kaepernick] is trying to do something to keep people from treating people wrong,” Griffin told the station. “[Bin Laden] is a terrorist.”
“WREG reached out to multiple Marshall County officials who told the station they are unable to comment on the matter since the post was shared on Cothern’s personal account.
“Cothern responded to the controversy on Wednesday with a lengthy post on his Facebook page, calling the public outcry over the photo a “political move.”
“Well, as I’m sitting in the ER, I see that I made the Chanel 3 news, for a Facebook post that I re-shared, well over a week ago, last time I checked, we in America had freedom of speech,” he wrote. “I am a TRUE American and I firmly believe that you should stand for our National Anthem, not kneel, so if I offended anyone, I’m sorry. But I also know this is a Political move since our county election is right around the corner. Yes, I am still the Constable and I am very thankful that the Lord has blessed me to continue to serve, while also doing dialysis for the last 5 years. People that know me, know that there is not a racist bone in my body.'”
Department spokesman Warren Strain also added that the department has bought shoes, shirts and tactical training uniforms from Nike in the past. And the Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety includes the state Highway Patrol, Bureau of Narcotics, Bureau of Investigation, Office of Homeland Security, Crime Lab and the Medical Examiner. So this is no laughing matter for Nike, especially if the sentiment catches on with other law enforcement departments in the nation.
The truth of the matter is that this whole campaign by Nike can be called “false advertising.” Kaepernick didn’t sacrifice one damn thing. All he did is find a way to call attention to himself after the Forty-Niners organization putting him on the bench because he just wasn’t a good quarterback. Which happened long before his girlfriend ever came up with this asinine kneeling scheme.
Here is more on Kaepernick’s performance via ESPN:
“Kaepernick’s greatest NFL successes came as part of the San Francisco 49ers’ read-option scheme from 2012-14. In those three years, he rushed for 1,578 yards — more than any quarterback other than Russell Wilson and Cam Newton. His success — he threw more than twice as many touchdown passes (50) as interceptions (21) — helped him compile the eighth-best Total Quarterback Rating in the NFL (70.2) over that period.
“Even then, Kaepernick was one of the league’s least-accurate quarterbacks. His 60.1 completion percentage ranked No. 23 in the NFL, and his percentage of off-target throws — judged on video by ESPN Stats & Information — ranked No. 18 (17.6 percent).
“Those issues intensified in 2015 and 2016 amid the 49ers’ coaching turmoil and talent drain. Since the start of the 2015 season, Kaepernick ranks last in the NFL among 35 qualified passers in off-target percentage (22.6). His completion percentage ranks No. 32 at 59.1. He still was one of the NFL’s most productive rushing quarterbacks, ranking No. 4 in total yardage over those years, but it didn’t mitigate his passing deterioration.'”
Colin Kaepernick Blindsided By Huge News 2 Weeks After His Nasty Nike Debut
This needs to end now!
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