Nike Receiving Huge Backlash over Kaepernick Announcement

On Monday, sportswear giant Nike announced that they were making Colin Kaepernick the new face for their ‘Just Do It’ advertising campaign.

As you may recall, Kaepernick was responsible the unpatriotic and un-American epidemic of protests that nearly lead to the financial downfall of the National Football League.

The move by Nike has caused many Americans to burn their Nike shoes and other apparel. It created a tremendous amount of negative reaction among social media users, especially those on Twitter. Many say they feel betrayed by Nike and promise to stop buying any of Nike’s products.

Had I owned any Nike items, I would have gotten rid of them by now.

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(Fox News) – Nike’s announcement Monday it would make Colin Kaepernick the face of its “Just Do It” campaign sparked a firestorm on social media — and literal fires, too.

Some social media users took to Twitter to showcase their frustrations. Videos and photos showed fans completely destroying their Nike-branded apparel, with some going as far as letting the gear go up in flames.

“First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country,” Twitter user Sean Clancy wrote. “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?”

Clancy added a video of burning Nike sneakers to his tweet.

John Rich, of the country music band Big & Rich, also shared a photo of the band’s soundman’s cut-up Nike socks…

Kaepernick was an outspoken Christian until he started dating a black Muslim activist.

Once he was beguiled by her charm, he was seduced by her activism.

Now, Kaepernick has become a poster boy for national disrespect, un-patriotism, animosity for law enforcement and the military, so why would Nike make hi their new face, unless they also hold to the same un-American views.



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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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