Mediocre former-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the most hated man in the NFL two seasons ago — which is quite a feat in a sport filled with wife-beaters and convicts — when he knelt as the National Anthem was played. On Monday, he once again raised the ire of patriotic Americans everywhere by announcing that he was the new face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. With football fans still reeling from the news, country music singer John Rich posted an old photo of Kaepernick on Twitter, completely destroying Nike.
Colin Kaepernick began “taking a knee” as The Star-Spangled Banner was played before NFL games in 2016 to protest “police brutality” and “racial discrimination” in America. Of course, this could not have been more ironic, seeing as Kaepernick was adopted by a white family who raised him with every advantage in the world. Not to mention the fact that he makes more money than ninety-nine percent of white people.
Although Colin Kaepernick is perhaps the worst poster boy for “racial discrimination” of all time, his colleagues quickly jumped on the bandwagon and began kneeling during the anthem as well, in a blatant display of disrespect for the country which has afforded them such tremendous opportunity. Unfortunately, the movement didn’t end with the 2016 NFL season.
When football started again in the fall of 2017, professional ballplayers went back to their old antics, “taking a knee” instead of standing reverently with their hands over their hearts. Their protests only intensified after President Donald Trump admonished them in a speech to his supporters, saying they ought to be fired for turning their backs on our flag and the brave men and women who have sacrificed everything so that self-entitled athletes like Colin Kaepernick can live safely and freely.
That leads us to today, two years after Kaepernick first knelt during the anthem, effectively giving America, the flag, and the heroes who have died protecting those two things the middle finger. If you had hoped that Kaepernick’s incendiary movement would have died out by now, you were surely disheartened to see the news that he is the new star of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign:
Colin Kaepernick is back — at least as far as Madison Avenue is concerned. The former NFL quarterback, who is suing NFL owners for allegedly colluding to keep him out of the league, is one of the faces of a new Nike campaign meant to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the brand’s iconic “Just Do It” motto.
The new ad, which Kaepernick shared on social media Monday afternoon, features the message: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011 and kept him on its endorsement roster over the years. The company had not used him in the past two years.
“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,” Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN. Other athletes in the “Just Do It” campaign include Odell Beckham Jr., Shaquem Griffin, Lacey Baker, Serena Williams and LeBron James.
“We wanted to energize its meaning and introduce ‘Just Do It’ to a new generation of athletes,” Fisanotti said. Fisanotti said the new version of the campaign is meant to specifically speak to 15- to 17-year olds. [Source: ESPN]
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
As if it wasn’t bad enough that we can no longer watch professional football without a side of liberal agenda, Nike is now on board to indoctrinate your teenager.
Enter country music superstar John Rich, one half of duo “Big & Rich,” who dug up an old photo that should put it all into perspective for parents buying their 15- to 17-year-old these shoes and anyone else who might wear them.
Hey @Nike I guess you made @Kaepernick7 your new “face” of the brand because you love the way his socks look with your shoes? @Reebok here we come. #WeStand @TomiLahren @greggutfeld @kilmeade @RedneckRiviera pic.twitter.com/tgtbl8VFzv
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
Those were the socks that Kaepernick infamously wore depicting police officers as pigs, lest anyone forget the true character of the man Nike is idolizing.
“When you compare police to PIGS, this ends the discussion for me. If you don’t find a problem with that, then feel free to unfollow me. The police JUST SHOWED UP at our concert to protect and serve, I’ll ask them what they think and get back to you,” Rich wrote when a fan commented on his post.
When you compare police to PIGS, this ends the discussion for me. If you don't find a problem with that, then feel free to unfollow me. The police JUST SHOWED UP at our concert to protect and serve, I'll ask them what they think and get back to you… https://t.co/S7KwlTeZos
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
Colin Kaepernick is no hero. He is no maverick of social justice. He is an out-of-touch, overpaid loser without half of the bravery and fortitude that our nation’s first responders possess in their little fingers. Please share this report if you agree.