Colin Kaepernick forms alliance with Nike, President Trump lambasted the move

Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling lands new Nike deal.

Kaepernick gets Nike’s support.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

SAN FRANCISCO — The Helmet Rule. Concussions. National anthem protests. There’s so much going on with the NFL right now. But the league’s most poignant story stems from Nike’s shocking decision to feature former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign. In case you’re oblivious, Kaepernick was released by the 49ers last season after he led a league-wide revolt against racism by kneeling during the national anthem.

Despite putting up impressive numbers, Kaepernick was allegedly blacklisted by NFL owners and he’s been unemployed ever since. He’s currently suing the NFL in a collusion lawsuit that’s headed for trial. In the Nike ad, Kaepernick’s countenance is showcased with the inspirational caption:

“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

The placard is a masterpiece.

The ad also indirectly portrays NFL owners as being out of touch which explains why league officials issued a statement about social injustice shortly after Nike published the ad. President Donald Trump, who bragged about getting Kaepernick kicked out the league, lambasted Nike officials on Tuesday.

Word on the street claims Trump will be subpoenaed to testify in Kaepernick’s case. So the president chose his words meticulously. “I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending,” Trump told the Daily Caller, a Republican website.

“There’s no reason for it.”

Trump once labeled protesting NFL players ‘sons of bitches’ and he implored owners to fire any employee who refuses to stand during the anthem. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt share Trump’s sentiment: either stand or find somewhere else to work.

As an act of protest, many disgruntled sports fans set their Nike gear on fire.

Who’s side are you on?

Trump or Kaepernick?

Share your thoughts below.

19 comments

  1. NIKE, the perfect shoe to kneel in. Running, jumping, sports, . . . not so much.

  2. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything”, that’s probably what the terrorists are thinking when they blow themseves up.

  3. Raymond Holder

    WAKE UP NIKE, YOU CHOSE TO USE A ANTI AMERICAN FACE FOR YOUR PRODUCTS. RIP. NIKE. 2018

  4. Lets switch to over to soccer and shit can football.

  5. Mad respect for Nike and Kap 🙏

  6. NFL players are on average so fuckin dumb, they can’t read the word NIKE let alone understand politics.

  7. It was never about our troops or the flag it was about something he believed in and stood up against everyone else and did what he felt was right.. Even if it meant sacrificing everything you have

  8. Helter Skelter

    Just do it…. For the money

  9. NFL has a contract with Nike. Kapenick just signed with Nike. Kapernick is suing the NFL… 🤔🤳🏼

  10. kaepernick makin those old ugly wrinkled gray haired white owners look like the racists they are…. mad props dawg!

  11. Juan ruiz Ruiz

    Still buying Nike products

  12. florianreichelt

    Probably the best ad i have ever seen. <3

  13. I couldn’t care less about Colin Kaepernick kneeling. If he wants to do it he can. Even if I did care I wouldn’t burn my nike gear because that shits expensive

  14. Dear people burning your Nike apparel: consider donating those clothes, shoes, etc. to the veterans you claim to love so much, the ones who desperately need it.

  15. Why are people burning their Nike products? BECAUSE OF THIS? PFFFFT. GROW UP AND LETS SEE HOW WE CAN DO BETTER, MKAY?

  16. Soothing Voice of Reason

    Look, say what you want. No president should be spending his time talking about a shoe company. You can’t take on every company and/or individual that disagrees with you.

  17. Meet Me Halfway

    Rosa Parks didn’t protest the bus, Gandhi did not protest the food, and Kaepernick is not protesting the flag or the anthem. The American flag gives us all a right to protest, that’s ONE of the many things our military fights for. Protest makes those that are not ready for the truth uncomfortable, even angry but that’s actually ok because it’s part of the process of growth and change. I hope that once everyone catches on to the truth of this peaceful and respectful protest, the issue will be on it’s way to a real solution.

  18. Colin got his money before he kneeled he didn’t sacrifice anything

  19. Colin Kaepernick is an American Patriot. Thank you Nike!

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