We have all heard by now that Nike released an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick – the 49ner who first kneeled in protest during the National Anthem in 2016.
Two years later, with his not-so-hot football record, was ‘black-balled’ and lost his career in the NFL.
Of course, everyone forgets he had an embarrassingly declining record and was benched during the now infamous “kneeling” episode in 2016.
Who is to say that he lost ‘everything’ – the result of not working in the NFL may have been the same. With or without his kneeling antics.
American Patriots today still view kneeling during the anthem in protest as anti-American.
Even in a Washington Post poll, they discovered that 53% believe it’s never right to kneel during the anthem.
Yesterday afternoon, Nike posted an advertisement of Kaepernick which stated, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” See photo of ad below.
The advertisement features a black and white photograph of Colin Kaepernick.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
The backlash was astronomical. Brietbart News alternatively posted an opposing meme of the famous photograph below during the Normandy Beach storm called “Operation Overlord.”
“It was the largest amphibious military action ever attempted,” by men who fought for the right for people to protest, reported the Denver Post.
These men likely would die and sacrifice everything for Kaepernick’s right to kneel at the flag during the Anthem for “oppressing blacks.” However, kneeling at the flag in protest is in very poor taste.
(See photo below.)
Why is Kaepernick kneeling anyway?
The NFL asked him that question and this was his first response in August of 2016, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media.
As a result, many American’s are retaliating against Nike for featuring the marketing advertisement with Kaepernick as an oppressed black person.
He is hardly oppressed, “whose wealth was estimated to be $22 million in 2016,” as reported by Newsweek.
The backlash included burning of Nike product instead of American flags.
Many American’s began posting photographs of themselves burning their Nike gear.
Naturally, the left started virtue signaling and asked how it hurts Nike to burn their gear?
Let’s help them out with the logic question. Because, when they are replaced they won’t be replaced with Nike gear. (CONTINUED BELOW VIDEOS.)
— ae5 (@boudreau_dr) September 3, 2018
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
Nike married Colin Kaepernick. And Adidas is soaking up the glory!
Eric Bolling of CRTV and former Fox News host and Candace Owens of Turning Point had a great idea. Eric retweeted Candace Owen of Turning Point.
In a no non-sense response to Nike, Candace tweeted, “Congratulations to
@adidas for a wonderful win in business today! They are proof that sometimes all you have to do is sit back and let your competitors shoot themselves in the foot. #ThreeStripeLife”
Eric replied, “Great tweet
@RealCandaceO !! As you all know, I have always been against boycotting. I believe being pro-something is always better than anti-something. Vote your wallet by supporting companies you agree with philosophically. (ugh now I have to find a new running shoe).”
Great tweet @RealCandaceO !!
As you all know, I have always been against boycotting. I believe being pro-something is always better than anti-something.
Vote your wallet by supporting companies you agree with philosophically.
(ugh now I have to find a new running shoe). https://t.co/8blnlWAeOC
— Eric Bolling?? (@ericbolling) September 4, 2018
In closing, do you think this is the worse marketing campaign ad to hit America? Or is New Coke still the winner for overall terrible marketing campaigns?
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