About three months ago, former San Fransisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick served as the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. His fans, of course, were elated to see the Trump-hating enemy of police and military veterans get such an opportunity. However, they’ve all now been devastated by the news that just broke.
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 was making 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.
More than 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, Nike made him the new star of their 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. [Source: ESPN]
But if Kaepernick was hoping that his highly-publicized, albeit sorely undeserved, deal with Nike would help to catapult his career back to what it once was — which, quite frankly, wasn’t much to brag about — he was sorely disappointed to hear the news that the Washington Redskins had signed Josh Johnson to fill their quarterback void:
The Redskins’ quarterback problems have only continued to get worse after backup Colt McCoy got hurt Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That left Mark Sanchez as the guy to lead the way. Some speculated this was finally the opening Colin Kaepernick had been waiting for. The team even openly admitted they had taken a look at the former 49ers quarterback.
Well, fans of the national anthem kneeling quarterback had their hopes dashed when Johnson, who was recently selected in the inaugural AAF draft, was inked to a deal to backup Sanchez. There’s truly nothing funnier than people honestly believing Kaepernick is going to get another shot, and then watching some other guy get signed. It’s even funnier because Johnson threw his last pass in the NFL back in 2011. [Source: The Daily Caller]
Colin Kaepernick is a truly repugnant human being. He does not deserve to be making millions of dollars throwing a ball around if he cannot, at the very least, show some respect for the brave men and women who risk their lives every day so that the rest of us can live safely and freely.
It appears that the Washington Redskins have made the right choice. Not only is Josh Johnson a better ballplayer than Kaepernick, but the team has avoided a boatload of inevitable drama which follows Kaepernick wherever he goes.