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BREAKING: Colin Kaepernick Got Horrible News From Nike

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Nike is going forward with their ad campaign featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It’s a social justice warrior’s dream come true. In my opinion, it should never have happened, but Nike decided to move ahead and double down on brand suicide. But it almost didn’t happen.

Evidently, Nike was very close to scrapping the entire campaign that sports the mug of Kaepernick. They feared they would be slammed by those who think kneeling for the National Anthem is un-American. Gee, they were right.

But never fear, Nike didn’t listen to that whisper of common sense. They went with Kaepernick anyway. According to the New York Times, it almost didn’t happen though. They said on Thursday that they spoke to two Nike insiders with information about a high-level meeting where executives came close to cutting ties with Kaepernick.

The word is that a progressive top communications executive at the Oregon-based sportswear company persuaded colleagues to keep Kaepernick on board. They will live to regret listening to that guy, but I digress.

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From CNBC:

“Nike’s controversial 30th-anniversary ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick might not have happened as the sportswear company nearly dropped him, according to a report in The New York Times.

“Kaepernick was unemployed after leaving the San Francisco 49ers at the end of the 2016 season, having made headlines for kneeling during the national anthem in protest against police brutality towards African-Americans in the U.S., a move that other players replicated.

“In summer 2017, Nike executives debated dropping their sponsorship, the Times reported. Kaepernick didn’t have a team and keeping him on its roster could diminish its relationship with the NFL, of which Nike is a partner.

“So Nike marketers decided to cancel the contract with Kaepernick, according to a former employee who spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity because of a non-disclosure agreement, which CNBC has not been able to verify.

“But Nigel Powell, the company’s chief communications officer, stepped in, because of the possible backlash Nike would face if it was seen to be on the NFL’s side.

“Eventually, Nike’s longtime ad agency Wieden and Kennedy pushed the company to make Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary “Dream Crazy” campaign, which was released on September 3. A two-minute spot, narrated by Kaepernick, has since been watched more than 26 million times on YouTube but saw Nike shares drop 3 percent on September 4 amid a barrage of criticism.

“Nike CEO Mark Parker said company executives are proud of the ad campaign on an earnings call Tuesday, as it announced a 10 percent rise in revenue to $9.95 billion and 15 percent jump in profit to $1.1 billion in its first quarter.”

Nike told the NYT: “It would be normal for a number of people to offer different perspectives. Final decisions are made as a group.” But not everyone was convinced and they worried about Americans who are taking a stand against Kaepernick’s disrespectful kneeling. They should worry… it’s un-American, anti-cop, and anti-veteran.

What they really feared was a boycott which is now unfolding. Part of the commercial and poster, released on September 5, said: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” which incensed Americans and caused people to burn Nike products and demand that people boycott the brand.

Nike CEO Mark Parker said overall Nike came off better from the Kaepernick saga, as he told analysts during an earnings call this week that the company saw “a real uptick in traffic and engagement, both socially and commercially,” the Times reported. What he didn’t say was that Nike has just dropped to the bottom of the Dow over this.

Nike shares fell 1.3 percent on Wednesday. The stock has gained about 33 percent since the start of the year but is now tanking.

Kaepernick was the one who started the kneeling frenzy in 2016 during the National Anthem at NFL games to protest what he defines as racism and police brutality. Critics accused the protest of disrespecting the US flag and military, and Trump called for players who protested during the anthem to be fired.

Kaepernick, who signed up with Nike after the 2011 NFL Draft, helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2013. He lost playing time during the 2015 and 2016 seasons after struggling on the field, and he opted out of his contract to become a free agent in 2017 due to the kneeling circus and other factors.

He has now found a home at Nike. But after the horrible news that his new home almost wasn’t, Kaepernick cannot be feeling snug as a socialist bug these days. Nike may not be a safe haven for Kaepernick indefinitely. After all, in the end… it’s all about money and profits, not politics.

 

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Transgender Steamrolls Biological Women to Win World Cycling Championship

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Dear Women, how do you like your world now? This is just another great thing brought to us from political correctness. Look at what the democrats have done to this world.

This is absolutely ridiculous and a affront to women and women’s sports.

From Louder With Crowder:

One of the up-and-coming trends on the left is trannies getting a stranglehold on sports. Gender-bending guys beating the bejeezus out of ladies in MMA. Transitioning girls on the juice competing against girls not on ‘roids. All in a days work for loopy lefties.

Now, there’s guys lapping the ladies in world championship bike races:

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday.

Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.

McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”

“We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society, and not be recognized that way in sports,” McKinnon told USA Today.

“Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”

In other words, screw biology. Let’s make all our decisions based on feels instead.

There’s a reason why we have divisions and weight classes in sports. Otherwise, 250-pound ex-cons named Butch would be getting into the octagon with 5’4” soccer moms who “thought this would be fun.” Divisions and weight classes are there to make sure nobody has an unfair advantage. Like a guy in lady clothes steamrolling over biologically inferior females on a bicycle.

Yep, we have to completely ignore the bulge in “her” tights and herald her as the peak of female athleticism. Because “rights.” The real women who gave it their all and pedaled their keisters off will just have to deal with it. Pathetic.

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Principal Replaced After Making A Student Take Off His Trump Jersey At A Patriotic-Themed Football Game

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service in the world, RWN offers the following information published by The Daily Caller:

A North Carolina high school principal was replaced after she asked a student to take off his Trump jersey at a patriotic-themed football game.

Cindy Gordon, the former principal at Harnett Central High School, asked Matthew Collins, 18, to remove the jersey because it was political, according to WRAL Friday. The front of the jersey read “USA” in red, white and blue and the back of the shirt had the word “Trump” with the number “45” written below.

Gordon informed Collins that some parents were complaining about the shirt and he had to take it off in order to stay at the game, according to the son’s father Michael Collins, WRAL reported. Matthew Collins left the game that day.

Students were encouraged to dress patriotically for the school’s football game on Oct. 5, according to ABC11 on Wednesday.

“As long as the expression does not disrupt, and is not reasonably expected to disrupt, the educational mission of the school system, these rights include wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates,” Harnett County school district spokeswoman Natalie Ferrell said, ABC11 reported.

Michael Collins, who is a registered Democrat, said the shirt was not meant to promote President Donald Trump.

“We’re not promoting Donald Trump,” Michael Collins said to ABC11. “He’s our president. Again you’ve got to respect your president.”

Catherine Jones, who is the current principal at Harnett Primary, was named as Gordon’s replacement, according to a press release from Harnett County Schools Friday. Dunn Middle School Assistant Principal Calvetta Dunkins will serve as the interim principal at the primary school.

“Again, we want to emphasize that Harnett County Schools supports and affirms students’ rights to express themselves — including wearing clothing expressing political messages or supporting political candidates or officeholders — in ways that are not expected to disrupt school or school events,” the statement said.

It is not mentioned whether Gordon is still employed with the school district.

“We’re very pleased that the school board and the county were quick to resolve the issue,” attorney Tony Buzzard, representing the Collins family, said to The News & Observer.

Harnett County Schools did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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