Nike’s new ad campaign for “Just Do It” that uses Colin Kaepernick as their social justice warrior and the new face of their brand is getting massive blowback and rightly so. They seem to have forgotten who truly sacrifices in this country and it isn’t those such as Kaepernick. The ad campaign is a slap in the face to police, military, and first responders.
Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand marketing for North America, told ESPN, “We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward.” The tone deafness here is stunning.
Now, the Fraternal Order of Police is stepping forward and speaking out against Nike’s 30th-anniversary ad campaign. The FOP has over 325,000 officers with over 2,100 chapters across the country. So, that’s a pretty loud voice.
Chuck Canterbury, who is the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, even went so far as to defend Kaepernick and Nike’s right to do as they please regarding freedom of expression. Immediately following that, however, he made it abundantly clear what police think of that expression in a formal statement.
BREAKING: Nike had been paying Colin Kaepernick all along, waiting for the right moment. That moment is now, as he becomes the face of the company’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign. pic.twitter.com/uccpDStbq5
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 3, 2018
From the FOP:
“Colin Kaepernick and all Americans have the constitutional right to freely express their views, even if they are uninformed and inflammatory. Indeed, law enforcement officers have an obligation to defend these rights and we do so every day, even in those cases when the views expressed are hostile, hateful or offensive to the men and women of law enforcement.
“The Fraternal Order of Police has been called upon to boycott Nike for capitalizing on this former professional football player because he attracts controversy. In our experience, boycotts and similar exercises do not succeed and often serve only to enrich the company—which is not what we want to do. Our members and, for that matter, any American citizen, understands when the law enforcement profession is being insulted—we have no doubt they will make their purchases with that insult in mind.
“If Nike chooses to create an ad campaign featuring a former quarterback who describes cops as ‘pigs’ and makes large donations to the family of a convicted cop killer and wanted fugitive, Joanne Chesimard, who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, they are free to do so.
“Since 2016, 381 officers have been killed in the line of duty. They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind. All of the men and women in law enforcement believe in something and are prepared to sacrifice everything.
“Ultimately, this ad campaign will end and our nation will no longer associate ‘sacrifice’ and ‘sneakers.’ Instead, we will once again associate ‘sacrifice’ with our fellow Americans in our military and police departments who stand in harm’s way to protect the rest of us and our right to express ourselves.”
In August of 2016, Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL Media, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Nike’s Kaepernick ad features his face with the slogan, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Kaepernick has sacrificed nothing and has made millions throwing a ball around. He makes even more money by supporting communists and radical groups. There is nothing noble or admirable about Colin Kaepernick.
Police put everything on the line for us daily and many of them give up their lives doing their duty to serve and protect. The ad also insults the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The FOP may not boycott Nike, but I certainly will and so will many Americans over this.
This deal with Nike will make Kaepernick millions and he will become even more famous. This is a guy that supports cop killers like Joanne Chesimard and radical groups such as Black Lives Matter. He wears shirts that sport Che and talks about racial oppression and social justice… but I have yet to see that he has sacrificed anything of merit yet.
The response against Nike over this has been thunderous. But hey, at least Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supports Kaepernick, “The #NFL season will start this week, unfortunately once again @Kaepernick7 is not on a NFL roster. Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league.#ColinKaepernick #NFL.” One wonders if Mahmoud even watches football because it sure doesn’t sound like it, but I bet he wears Nike.
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.'”
Libs Heads Explode Over What Trump ‘Dared’ To Say To Hurricane Victim – LOVE IT!
Now I think we can all collectively say we have now heard everything from the left. The left wing in...
Kavanaugh’s Accuser About To Cash In BIG TIME And Hasn’t Even Testified!
The left is hellbent on destroying this country!
Hurricane Looters Stealing $100K In Diamonds And Gold Blindsided With Insane Dose Of Karma
Now, they'll face the consequences.
BREAKING NOW: 139 Arrested In Just TWO Hours – It’s About Time!
It's great to see the rule of law upheld!
JUSTICE! Dog The Bounty Hunter Just Unleashed Hell On Man Who Threatened Trump’s Life
Nobody else will make people pay for threatening Trump's life - Go DOG!