When a Nike store manager spotted a protester waving a “Blue Lives Matter” flag outside his business, he immediately called the police. Unfortunately for him, the cops didn’t have quite the reaction he expected.
Since sportswear giant Nike hired anti-cop social justice warrior and failed NFL backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick to lead their “sacrifice everything” ad campaign, the company has realized that it alienated half of its patrons for the sake of propelling the leftist agenda. Immediately, angry customers began dumping their Nike products and boycotting further purchases in order to send an unmistakable message to the corporation.
Despite the massive backlash, Nike has doubled down on its veiled anti-law enforcement stance, upholding Kaepernick not as a privileged elitist millionaire, but as a victim who apparently sacrificed for his First Amendment rights. Of course, when anyone else uses their freedom to protest against Nike’s veneration of an ignorant, virtue-signaling activist, the company ironically seems to have a different response.
On September 13, Arkansas resident Jimmie Cavin decided to take Nike up on its “Just Do It” campaign, accepting the corporation’s encouragement to protest whichever causes one deems significant. As such, Cavin headed over to a Nike store in Little Rock and calmly sat on his tailgate while gently waving a Thin Blue Line flag not only to support our police officers but also to protest the company’s recruitment of the avid anti-cop activist.
After just 15 minutes of Cavin displaying his Blue Lives Matter banner, the Nike store manager called the police, reporting him for supposed disruptive and illegal behavior. Unfortunately for the manager, the responding officer had a surprise reaction to the alleged criminal activity.
Blue Lives Matter reports that the responding Little Rock Police Officer saw Jimmie Cavin waving the pro-cop flag and confirmed that he has every right to peacefully protest whether the store manager agrees or not, much like Nike’s defense of Colin Kaepernick’s anti-cop demonstrations.
“So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police,” Cavin told KLRT.
Posted by Allison Siler on Thursday, September 13, 2018
Cavin pointed out the hypocrisy and irony in a Nike employee calling the police in a bid to take away his constitutional right to support law enforcement officials. However, the responding officer wasn’t about to enforce Nike’s leftist agenda over a citizen’s right to protest.
“I guess probably 15 minutes into it, a Little Rock patrol car pulled up,” Cavin says.
“Of course, we chatted,” Cavin says. “He realized I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”
Without hesitation, the officer bid Cavin goodbye and headed off to respond to actual emergency situations. It was soon after that Cavin posted the video along with his experience to Facebook.
“Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store,” he said in a video that he posted to Facebook.
“It was lunch time, so they were full and I know people were watching from over there,” Cavin said in an interview on Friday. “My priority is supporting law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics.”
Cavin explained that he didn’t just recently take up the cause for emergency responders when Nike involved itself in the political debate. In fact, he’s posted statuses of himself at different locations in Arkansas over the years while waving various banners in support of our brave men and women.
“I usually fly them on my truck too,” Cavin says. “I mean, just an ol’ redneck sitting on his tailgate waving a flag,” Cavin says.
Nike has defended its hiring of Colin Kaepernick, despite knowing that he is infamous for his anti-cop stance, yet it doesn’t seem to appreciate when individuals use their same right to protest against their business. It’s hypocritical for leftists who protest our law enforcement officers to demand their services the moment they’re faced with the same demonstration of First Amendment rights.