Nike unveils new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

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At a time when the legal question of whether the NFL “just did it” regarding Colin Kaepernick and collusion is still pending, Nike has boldly followed its own three-decades-old advice.

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the iconic “Just Do It” campaign, Nike has unveiled an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. “Believe in something,” the message superimposed over Kaepernick’s face declares. “Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

It’s a gutsy move for Nike, given that it holds the official apparel deal with the NFL. But it will be difficult for the NFL to retaliate, given that the contract runs through 2028.

The deal was recently negotiated by Kaepernick’s lawyers in his collusion case, Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas.

Kaepernick isn’t the only face of the “Just Do It” marketing campaign, but Nike’s decision to include the player who has been shunned by the NFL and ostracized by fans a gutsy one. And it’s a clear statement of where the company stands on peaceful protests during the anthem, one that surely will prompt some to insist that Nike become the subject of boycotts and complaints.

312 responses to “Nike unveils new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

  1. This should go over well. What did he sacrifice by the way, and for what cause? Could he articulate it, clearly, please? Are we talking about the contract he opted out of? Or the Baltimore contract he had but lost after wearing clothing mocking the police? Or the offer from Minnesota that he turned down because he only wants to start? Or the one from Seattle for the same reason? Just curious.

  2. And Nike’s profits are about to go down the toilet. Supporting SJWs is a losing strategy. We’re oversaturated with social justice and social justice isn’t popular anymore.

    Stand for the Anthem. Don’t be an SJW. Just Do It.

  3. I never had a problem with Kaepernick taking a knee in protest.

    What I did have an issue with was him him wearing a friggin’ Dolphins hat while playing for the 49’ers!

    That was unforgivable.

  4. This is an unambiguous statement from Nike that they aren’t overly concerned about losing business from Russian trolls pretending to be patriotic Americans.

  5. “Even if it means sacrificing everything”
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    Thats hilarious that ppl believe in this. The only reason why he kneeled is because he lost his job to Gabbert and was pouting about it. You can spin any way you want but that is pure facts. He’s not a hero at all. He was a dude who got that he got benched. Ppl look at him as a hero. Lol, thats hilarious!

  6. Remember when his GF photoshopped that pic of the Ravens’ owner and Ray Lewis? Lost all respect for him after that and showed me he doesn’t really want to play again.

  7. Lost me with sacrificing everything.

    You can say his playing career, but everything? Nope.

    He just isn’t playing in the NFL right now, and in part because of his own decisions to turn down offers given to him because they weren’t good enough.

    He’s still alive, still healthy. He hasn’t been silenced or forced into hiding like dissenters in some parts of the world. He’s a far bigger name now than he was, after becoming a 2nd stringer. He’ll continue to be a bigger name than someone whose career would have kept fading as he probably would have just bounced from team to team as a backup until retiring.

    That sounds like sacrificing everything???

  8. codiablo says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Guy should be playing. Even if it’s just as a backup.

    ——————

    That’s not what he wanted.

  9. So you’re saying he got a job that has to do with the NFL?

    Sweet! No collusion. Case closed.

    Hopefully, he’s better at modeling than he is at playing QB or this stint will be short lived as well.

  10. The saps who think Kaepernick fail to see that quite a while ago, he decided being a Social Justice Warrior and a martyr was more important to them than being in the NFL. You think he played no role in his workout with the Ravens being sabotaged by his SJW girlfriend? He could have been on the Seahawks. He’s like the guy on unemployment who has to apply for jobs, and goes on interviews with jeans and a t-shirt right up until his unemployment checks run out, then he shows up in suits and in serious mode. Kaepernick will never get to serious mode, and this Nike ad campaign shows he doesn’t want to play QB. Being a SJW is just fine by him.

  11. Kap’s message was never clear. He is not a victim. If it was social social injustice, why wear pig socks, why wear a Castro shirt. It was about attention to him that backfired. Americans would get behind a young athlete that could articulate his message in a better way! Nike thinks generating more controversial conversation is good advertising. Look at us dopes writing about it!

  12. heard the same objections about Curt Flood, John Carlos, Kareem Abdul-Jahbari, Paul Robeson, Dr. King and Muhammad Ali;

    regardless how one may feel about him, the right to free speech is inalienable in our Constitution, which is why this country is great despite what Comrade Trump would have us believe;

  13. Lol, Nike will be just fine, your .00000000000001% contribution to their bottom line wont affect it lol. Someone said my under armor stock is going to do well lol.. ok. Under Armor is bleeding out cash like nobodies business.

  14. Anyone think Nike actually cares about the SJW nonsense? They think they can make money off of the SJW, that’s all. It’s about money, not about taking a stand.

    Also, the problem is SJW’s don’t have any money so this seems like a lose-lose situation for them.

  15. “Believe in something, Even if it means sacrificing everything” probably wouldn’t have the same thrust being superimposed over an image of a bone spur. But I’m not an advertising expert, so I could be wrong.

  16. So now we’ll have lawsuits deciding who plays in the NFL and who doesn’t. Say the courts force the league to force a team to hire him. If he plays and throws four INTs in the first half, does the coach need a court order to pull him for the backup?

  17. What’s been lost in all the kap hoopla is the obvious fact that his skills had gone south . Arm strength mobility ability to stay on the field.Kap never known for his smarts in the pocket had a nice two year run . Time to face reality

  18. This will be interesting. I wonder what the numbers will show and if/how they will be reported.
    This will create three groups
    1) Many will buy Nike products because of this ad.
    2) Many will not buy Nike products because of this ad.
    3) Many will SAY they will or wont buy Nike because of the ad but do nothing different.

    I believe the 3rd group will be the largest. The curious part is how large the other groups will be,

    I’m group 2

  19. If this is true and it airs I will have just purchased my last Nike items for me and my entire family. So Nike thinks it’s ok for someone to wear cop (pig) socks and be un-American and they want to support that?? Under armor and all the other brands here I come. Good bye Nike!! Rest of
    America should boycott Nike products!

  20. I don’t mind the “believe in something” but the “even if it means sacrificing everything” is just BAD advice. Especially to all the young kids who will take it literally.
    Just plain bad advice for anyone.

  21. Nike needs to stick to selling shoes instead of injecting their uber-liberal agenda into a marginally talented (AT BEST) QB who can’t even land a job because of his sub-par talent level. At least I know I’ll be purchasing Reebok from now on.

  22. This is like scratch off lottery tickets and it is an indirect tax on the poor. Who do you think is going to run out and buy Nike shoes because of this. Yes the same people who line up to buy scratch off tickets because that is their retirement plan. Not working and saving their money. The only think that sucks is I stopped buying Nike 20 years ago. So you might say I am a forward thinker.

  23. Believe in something. Like socks with pigs on them depicted as police, or communism!

  24. What a conundrum for the left.
    Support Nike because of Kappernick .. or
    don’t support Nike because they have child sweat shops???
    I haven’t bought Nike for a while so I guess it doesn’t matter to me.

  25. Take some direction from MJ. People who like our country and respect our police and armed forces buy sneakers too.

  26. You need to share with Nike the story of Joe Delaney, a football player who actually did sacrifice everything.

  27. Nike doesn’t believe in anything other than their bottom line. They must have market research that shows this will play well with some key demographic, otherwise they wouldn’t be doing it. The company that’s been known to exploit 3rd world child labor didn’t suddenly develop a conscience overnight.

  28. Nike is losing market share fast, Adidas has doubled its market share the last 2 years in a row.

    3 years ago nike had 86% of the top 50 shoes, today it’s less than 40%

    Desperate move…this will make the me ed is happy, the consumers unhappy….

  29. YYEESSSSS!!! I will be buying all things Nike going forward. AS for the rest of you interweb clowns go cry on your confederate brother’s shoulders. Don’t you idiots see NIKE is a global brand and is not simply caught up with the white frustrated American male has to say anymore? Get over yourselves. Better yet, just stop watching football and go do something else with your lives if you are so damn agitated.

  30. Why is he still relevant? Hopefully, Nike has done its market research on this, or it’s going to be a debacle.

  31. Kaepernick believed so strongly in social change, he has never registered to vote in his life…..

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
    Colin Kaepernick

  32. Isn’t this the guy who had a contract with the Ravens but then his racist girlfriend told him not to sign it? Then he proceeded to make racist remarks about the front office of said Ravens? Yeah I thought that was him. What did he sacrifice exactly? And in the name of what?

  33. dreemeagle says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    heard the same objections about Curt Flood, John Carlos, Kareem Abdul-Jahbari, Paul Robeson, Dr. King and Muhammad Ali;

    regardless how one may feel about him, the right to free speech is inalienable in our Constitution, which is why this country is great despite what Comrade Trump would have us believe;

    14 28 Rate This

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    That you equate CK with MLK and Ali says far more about your problems than it does about anyone else.

  34. Yo, so you boycotters wont be watching the NFL as well, i heard they are on the uniforms lol.. Soon enough you will be boycotting everything. Brittle spirits.

  35. stubborndata says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    All the fake patriots are going to lose their minds. WAY TO GO NIKE

    WOW so how many yards has he passed for and how many TDs has he scored in the last two years ?

  36. ol Kap believes modern police are derived from Slave Patrols of America’s past…his beliefs and words. Seems like a good idea for Nike. I’m ashamed of my time as an intern at Nike.

  37. The cause? Trying to get a society in which black men are immune to the same laws as the rest of us. Ask a cop, or better yet, go on a ride along and see.

  38. Nike isn’t too worried about losing snowflake business since they don’t sell shoes that accommodate bone spurs anyway.

  39. Nike has already won because we’re talking about it.

    I never buy into the “boycott culture” because I feel it’s just a way for people to feel good about themselves without actually doing something. That said, if you were looking for a reason NOT to purchase Nike products, it’s sad that it was the Kaepernick add that drove you over the edge, and not their well documented labor issues in third world countries.

  40. More Nike’s for me then .. y’all act like the man raped or abused women , been in out of jail or got caught cheating the game. Choosing what you want to believe in is an option this country gives us but yet people are controlled by the “ Popular Opinion” way to go Nike for giving this man a platform

  41. Longtime high school coach here. Between varsity and JV uniforms as well as coaching gear and using our Nike discount we have probably spent over $200,000 in my career on Nike gear. No more. Eugene Oregon is getting a call tomorrow. Kap was about to be signed by the Ravens until his girlfriend did this:
    The Aug. 2 tweet by Nessa Diab compared a picture of Ray Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from “Django Unchained,” in which Samuel L. Jackson as a loyal house slave held Leonardo DiCaprio’s cruel plantation owner character.

  42. Pat Tillman sacrificed everything. Clearly, Nike has no idea what truly sacrificing everything actually entails.

  43. I’ve never been so simpleminded as to have an advertising campaign sway my decision on a purchase one way or the other.
    Especially when it comes to celebrity endorsements, which I find a downright goofy reason to buy an item.
    I’ll buy the best products suited to my needs.

    I suspect that Nike has tested this latest campaign extensively and found a positive, or at the very least, a negligible response.

    Though, I really can’t stand Kaepernick and what he stands for.
    Not so much his stand against racial equality, which would be admirable, if it weren’t for the pig socks, Castro t-shirt, laziness in voting or even offering to initiate dialogue for any really constructive change beyond the simple grandstanding.
    So, it wouldn’t bother me one bit if all this backfired on Nike completely.

  44. “Believe in something,” the message superimposed over Kaepernick’s face declares. “Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
    ————————————

    That would be a great ad for a real hero like Pat Tillman.

  45. Military family here. Not buying any more Nike while they support morons like Kaepernick who disrespect our flag and what it stands for.

  46. Key phrase,”in a deal negotiated by his lawyers…”- must be running out of $$. Just stop giving him attention/ let’s see how this plays out for Nike/ I’m sure they’ve done their marketing homework.

  47. Sacrificing everything? What’s Kap sacrificing considering the ridiculous amount of money Nike’s going to ship him? He’s actually the luckiest man alive, who’s played everyone in the system for his own gain when his talent headed south faster than snowbirds to Florida in Winter.

  48. You know Nike is being sued by former female employees in federal court for gender and wage discrimination in what may turn into a major class-action suit. Add to this a P/E ratio of over 70, and it’s not hard to see investors shorting a stock that is up over 55% YTD. Just sayin’.

  49. Kaepernick envisions himself as some sort of hero and he’s raking in the dough because of that. He is using the system the same way Michael Sam used it.

  50. I haven’t bought a Nike product in 15 years or so. Looks like that streak will certainly continue. Anyone who over pays for their overpriced shows is a fool.

  51. So…if you believe you are better than Blake Bortles after you get benched, sit there and pout. Then for cover, glom onto some amorphous cause that you can’t even articulate.

    LOL. Enjoy your new brand.

  52. James Marshall Simpson says:
    September 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm
    More Nike’s for me then .. y’all act like the man raped or abused women , been in out of jail or got caught cheating the game. Choosing what you want to believe in is an option this country gives us but yet people are controlled by the “ Popular Opinion” way to go Nike for giving this man a platform

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    He did what he did while at work! Why is that so hard for you to understand? Since you are so proud of him, would you defend a white player from, let’s say Alabama, who ran onto a football field waving a Confederate flag? I already know the answer! You’d be the first guy to say how dare he!!!!!
    So — for the millionth time — my issue is where Kaepernick did it and when he did it. My dad was career army and his dad was army and my great grandfather served the north in the Civil War. I was in the Army and three of my four brothers served in the military, and I know what that flag and our Anthem represent to millions of people not just here, but around the world. What Kaep and these other players did is a disgrace to all of us.

  53. It only costs Nike about $30 to make shoes that sell for $100 or more. Keep that in mind next time you need shoes. Seriously, why overpay for something by that much? In general, I try to stay away from any product that will pay some celeb/athelete millions to be the advertising face. I always hated that practice and I think it reflects poorly on society.

  54. The test will come tomorrow. Which way will Nike’s stock move, in line with market indexes or will the release of this ad have an effect? I’d be willing to bet that no one commenting here has any Nike stock to sell, so you don’t count unless you are going to buy stock, which I plan on doing, bright and early tomorrow morning.

  55. This is hilarious from a business perspective. Under Armour and Adidas stock will go up tomorrow, because of the outrage… Meanwhile, the actual target market will buy Nike products (there is a reason they have the market share they do), hence their quarterly earnings report will trigger an increase as well. In other words, stock for all 3 of the Big 3 will go up from this. They will laugh all the way to the bank!

  56. purplepridepolysemy says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    My boycott of Nike merchandise begins today.
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    Yeah right! They’ll miss the $10 you spend on a t-shirt

  57. Why do we hate as Americans. This is the home of the free which includes free speech, free opinions, it’s what that flag in RED, WHITE, and BLUE should stand for. Hate his stance but don’t hate the man.

  58. I’m curious what the reverend that did Aretha Franklins eulogy would say to Nike and CK. I’m positive that it would be full of hard truths and would infuriate those people that think that this is some form of win.

  59. None of you mouth-breathing ALT-right nutjobs bought Nike to begin with, so your post means about as much as your “I’m done with the NFL!!” ones.

    I personally don’t care about Kaepernick’s cause but I’m all for seeing people lose their minds and respond with impotent rage. 🙂

  60. I simply can’t understand why companies/activists force normal people like myself into this discussion because they get the exact opposite reaction they hoped for. Nobody likes abuse of authority but for Nike to portrait Colin as the new Rosa parks is so misguided. He did not kneel. He sat on his ass. Wore pig socks and communist shirts. This reeks of desperation manufactured outrage. Nike, goodbye. It is not me, it’s you.

  61. Pat Tillman was a hero……Kaep, not so much. But whatever if Nike wants to alienate a good part of their market then that is their call

  62. Of course we bought Nike. And we bought them for our kids and grandkids. You forget who holds the wealth in this country. If Nike wants to support a creature as vile as Kaepernick, we will make sure they pay for it financially. I guarantee it

  63. Those who support that clown are simply baboons driven by the mob-mentality. Incapable of independent thought or rationalization. CK and all his supporters are racist.

  64. I was one of a handful of white guys who went to Kingston High School in Kingston, NY one night during Muhammed Ali’s boxing ban because he refused to be drafted into the army. I went there because Muhammed Ali was going to be there to give a speech. I went there because he was the heavyweight champion and I was a boxing fan, not because of his political stance. It didn’t occur to me that this was going to be more of a black political rally, but that’s what it was.
    His speech that night was one of the most racist speeches I have ever seen or heard. He repeatedly called whites “the devil” and continually ridiculed them to thunderous applause from the blacks in attendance. He called whites “evil” and worse. He twisted history and facts to fit what he was saying, again to thunderous applause. I actually wanted to leave because I could feel the emotions climbing of all the people around me. I was still in high school, and I was afraid I might not make it out of there. Ali certainly had a gift for speaking!
    This was a man who in spite of many adulterous relationships — even impregnating a woman who wasn’t his wife — and in spite of him belonging to a racist religion — he claimed he wouldn’t join our army because of his religious beliefs. His manager, the late Angelo Dundee, was once asked why Muhammed let the world’s greatest con man — Don King — promote his fights. Dundee’s answer was perfect. He said, “Don King isn’t the world’s greatest con man — Muhammed Ali is the world’s greatest con man!” And he laughed. But I’ll bet he was more serious than joking.
    Never were truer words spoken.
    I asked the long time great boxing trainer Gil Glancy once if he believed Muhammed Ali actually threw his Olympic boxing medal in a river as he said that he had done many years later. Clancy laughed out loud and said, “he got you, too?” One thing about fighters and trainers — when the lights are not on them, they will tell you the truth.
    The 19th century had P.T. Barnum. The 20th century had Cassius Clay/ Muhammed Ali. And now we have Colin Kaepernick.

  65. I see a lot of people writing about freedom is speech. It is true, people have the freedom to speak whatever is on their mind. The constitution doesn’t say anything about freedom of repercussions. You can say what you want, and people can react however they want.

  66. Jason Whitlock hit the nail on the head! These SJWs live their lives according to social media. They think because something or someone is popular on social media, that the rest of the world thinks the same. When in fact the majority does not think their way and their causes or commercials in this case fall on deaf ears and will end up costing them big time. Just ask the NFL!

  67. Kap knows nothing about sacrifice. The men and women he insults everytime he knelt know. They have given their lives for his right to disgrace them. Armed forces and first responders alike. His privilege comes with a price and he is paying it.

  68. Nike is free to wade into those waters. No big deal to me as I haven’t bought a NIKE product in a couple decades. I love my ASICs to much.

  69. I wouldn’t and or won’t give Nike a dime they sold their soul so long ago as someone pointed out they just want to shock value and to be relevant even for a moment.

  70. Pat Tillman sacrificed everything.

    Joe Delaney sacrificed everything.

    And that’s just mentioning a couple guys that played in the NFL. I’m sure there are more. Countless more deserve mention, but those individuals, for all of their sacrifice, have no name in this ad.

    Let’s just go ahead and trivialize all the *actual* lives lost for others.

    WAY TO GO NIKE!

  71. Waiting for the public to speak with their wallets and for Nike to eat it. I’m beyond sick about hearing about this guy. He’ll be remembered for kneeling more than anything he did on the field. He’s not in the league, and never will be in the league because he can’t help anyone win. And Nike is about to find that out. Period!

  72. xballhawkx says:
    September 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Kap knows nothing about sacrifice. The men and women he insults everytime he knelt know. They have given their lives for his right to disgrace them. Armed forces and first responders alike. His privilege comes with a price and he is paying it.

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    Kaep sacrificed. The ground is cold and hard, tough on a kneww. Oh wait, he was wearing football pants.

    Well he still sacrificed, because if he ever wants to go into Miami for some good cuban, well that aint gonna happen. They are still offended down there. (Talk about not understanding the pain and plight felt by an oppressed people)

  73. Does anyone else see a trend here? Three recent events happened in favor of Kaep:

    1. The arbitrator ruled in Kaep’s favor, denying the NFL’s request against a trial.
    2. Kaepernick receives a warm reception at U.S. Open.
    3. Nike determines they will get positive results from a pro-Kaep ad.

    Wow, that’s a lot of stuff in favor of Kaepernick in the course of how many days?

  74. Yeah, he sacrificed everything.

    He let his girlfriend sabotage a job he had a chance to get by comparing the franchise’s best player to a slave and the owner to a slave owner.

    He hasn’t held a workout once since he opted out of his Niners’ contract.

    He has said next to nothing publicly to indicate that he still wants to play.

    He wants to be a martyr and if he plays and people remember how awful he became after Jim Harbaugh left, they’ll remember the real reason why he doesn’t have a job.

  75. Thank you so much NIKE for dropping this news, thanks so much, was just ready to some School shoping for my two boys and NIKE’s were on the list, just got changed to Adidas…much thanks.

  76. Bad business for Nike! The flag and those who’ve died for all of us is way bigger than his message. Him and all the others are using the wrong platform. Nike must be dumb as hell if they don’t see it.

  77. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    September 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm
    Does anyone else see a trend here? Three recent events happened in favor of Kaep:

    1. The arbitrator ruled in Kaep’s favor, denying the NFL’s request against a trial.
    2. Kaepernick receives a warm reception at U.S. Open.
    3. Nike determines they will get positive results from a pro-Kaep ad.

    Wow, that’s a lot of stuff in favor of Kaepernick in the course of how many days?

    ———————-
    Actually I have only heard tell of it in one place. Come to think of it, I only hear about the anthem protests in one place anymore either.

  78. utahgetme2 says:
    September 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Pat Tillman sacrificed everything. Clearly, Nike has no idea what truly sacrificing everything actually entails.
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    Tillman’s face should have been used with that tagline years ago. Where were you then, Nike?

  79. At this point i want him back in the NFL. I want him back so people can shut-up about how he should be on a team. My Ex team has made all the wrong decisions the past 4 days. They should sign him and dump the guy they just traded for.. hell they have a ton of picks. No players but picks.. So what’s another wasted pick going to hurt. Sign Kap so I can finalize this divorce.

  80. Does NIKE even know the definition of sacrifice? It is not being a multi- millionaire professional athlete and then deciding you do not want to play because no one is going to pay you what you think you are worth. This arrogant athlete made his own decision not to play. True sacrifice is for those who put their lives on the line for others every day. Those who go to work every day to support a family. Those who have little or nothing throughout the WORLD, who try to survive each day. NIKE should be ashamed to call what Kaep is going through a sacrifice. It is not about kneeling or protesting, but this is about a choice that he made on his own. This ad campaign that NIKE has developed is truly a disgrace to anyone that has ever had to truly sacrifice something.

  81. To the person who wrote about Muhammad Ali’s protest being racist, that’s true. Malcolm X was the biggest racist against white people himself and admitted that in his autobiography before he went to Mecca. Yet these edgy social justice people envision him as some noble man. Lol.

  82. How will Nike ever recover from this!!!! They’re going to lose all the business from old, white racists. That’s gotta be a key demographic for athletic shoes.

  83. the610limited says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    utahgetme2 says:
    September 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Pat Tillman sacrificed everything. Clearly, Nike has no idea what truly sacrificing everything actually entails.
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    Tillman’s face should have been used with that tagline years ago. Where were you then, Nike?

    ——————-

    I doubt Pat Tillman’s widow would want her late husband’s image used to sell sneakers.

  84. White folks, many of them, have never had much interest in understanding or considering the actions of their race on others.
    I read complaints on this board about Muhammed Ali and the truly sacrificing Tilman.
    So much to unpack; but here’s a short version.
    The Vietnam war was a “bright shining lie” that disproportionately ‘selected’ minorities and the poor to fight, while real sufferers of bone spurs and those who served on preferential tours of stateside Air Force Reserves and Congressional campaigns were the real heroes.

    Tilman was shot by his own men, in another fake war. Foisted on the American public by another liar who insisted we wage war on a nation that had nothing to do with 911.

    The police in this country are, like the protected class of sexual abusing priests in the Catholic church, surrounded by a wall of silence…where the homicidal and sociopathic dispensers of ‘justice’ are protected.
    It is an epidemic on an institutional level.

    Kaepernick speaks out about it… and liars want to talk about phony patriotism and flags.
    Because they’re racists and don’t want to do anything about it.

  85. Why does Nike want to add fuel to the fire to feature Kaepernick in Nike ad?

    Poor judgement. My husband and I will never buy anything Nike again.

  86. I’m so embarrassed to be an nfl fan knowing I am surrounded by narrow minded racist chumps. The NFL fan is so much more pathetic than your average NBA fan who support causes like Kaps. Very sad!

  87. You actually believe this is going to hurt sales for Nike? Who do you think buys more Nike products, young African Americans or old white guys? Politics and football aside, I’m pretty sure Nike knows exactly what they are doing with this marketing campaign. They must, because that NFL contract must bring in some serious scratch.

    It’s definitely a middle finger to the league. I’m curious to see how that plays out, especially if the contract really is air tight through 2028. That certainly puts NFL owners in a rather precarious position. Nike clearly thinks they are going to win big on the move. I’m sure they are aware of the risks. I bet they discussed it, extensively, with legal and marketing. Kap clearly has nothing to lose. This is great news for him.

    Personally I think Nike products suck, but now I’m interested in who is more in touch with their customers…Nike…or the NFL. Either way, this should be fun to watch. “I believe that’s check…your move Roger.”

  88. Don’t let this distract you from the fact Tom Brady fumbled away his last chance of winning a superbowl.

  89. I have two uncles that literally sacrificed everything in WWII. Saying this loser sacrificed everything is blasphemy.

  90. I think the real message in this article is about the grand canyon-sized divide in the Patriots locker room and management.

  91. The ultimate sacrifice is life.
    Like cops
    Firefighters
    Paramedics
    Armed forces
    Do every day at work
    and who wear and protect the flag on there uniforms
    Please

  92. Michael E says:
    September 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    “I find myself really pulling for the president”

    Jim Brown, 8/21/2018

    ———————————
    “Jim Brown is a racist that cares more about gang bangers than real ‘Muricans”

    Michael E and a million other Trump-loving clowns, 8/20/2018

  93. I’m sick of hearing about him. He needs to get a job and be a productive member of society. Oh wait, he is working for Nike now… hopefully they pay him as much as they pay the children who are making their merchandise. Nike is gone from any of my future purchases.

  94. LMAO Nike is the perfect company to represent that piece of trash Krapernick. With them knowingly using sweat shops to make their products back in the day until justa few years ago when a roof collapsed on those poor sweat shop laborers in Bangladesh that got them busted. Then what like 5 of their higher up employees recently busted with sex scandals that have been on going for years. Yeah let’s back Kaep. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Both are trash. Plus Nikes are overpriced trash.

  95. This makes all the right people so ANGRY, I love it. I also think it’s cute that they think there are enough of them to pull off a boycott. We’re still waiting for you to “find something else to do on Sundays”.

  96. Kaepernick obviously doesn’t care that he’s supporting a company that is basically a sweatshop oppressing people of color.

    Once again Kaepernick doesn’t know crap from shinola and in the process of smearing it all over the place, he denigrates America.

    Quite the inspiration… for know-nothings virtue signalers.

    Thanks for once again bringing attention to a company that imports shoes rather than making them here in America and takes advantage of insane trade deals and 3rd world country labor laws of people of color to pay them slave wages.

    Now that’s being on the right side of history.

    Personally, I wonder how many shoes are made by the people working in these sweatshops if you equaled their salary to what they are paying Kaepernick. 1000 pairs of shoes? 10,000? I really wonder.

    Kaepernick is nothing more than a useful idiot.

  97. Darryl Williams says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm
    At this point i want him back in the NFL. I want him back so people can shut-up about how he should be on a team. My Ex team has made all the wrong decisions the past 4 days. They should sign him and dump the guy they just traded for.. hell they have a ton of picks. No players but picks.. So what’s another wasted pick going to hurt. Sign Kap so I can finalize this divorce.

    ——————–

    I doubt he would play even if he were offered an opportunity at this point. His supporters seem to remember him being a much better QB than he actually was. If he plays now, he’ll remind everyone of why he was benched for Blaine Gabbert three years ago.

  98. paul82461 says:

    September 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    crosses Nike off list of things “NOT” to buy. Protest on your own time.
    ———

    Be sure if you are buying something other than Nike because of this that you aren’t doing it from a work computer or from your personal phone or computer while on the clock because that’s technically not protesting on your own time.

    If you are your argument of “protest on your own time” goes out the window.

  99. When did calling someone a social justice warrior become a pejorative? Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Curt Flood, Paul Robeson, Tommy Smith, John Carlos, Kathy Switzer, Billy Jean King, Dave Meggyessy and others all paid a price for being outspoken. History has appreciated their activism much better than it was treated in real time.

    I would add Tillman’s name to that list and note that although he was admired for his sacrifice in real time his treatment included being used by and lied about by the military he served.

  100. It should be interesting to see what happens.

    Personally, I will stop buying Nike for me and my family.

    I don’t hold Kap’s protest against him. I do think it disrespectful and ill-timed, however I also believe that the whether he can or can’t do it at work is based on the owner’s stance. The 49ers owner said multiple times that he had no problem with the kneeling.

    My issue’s are with the socks, the comments about all officers being slave hunters, the supporting of communists (Castro, Guevara), calling Biscotti a slave owner, calling Lewis a house slave, and all of the other items that he has done off the field.

    While I think the kneeling disrespectful, I find the other items down right divisive.

    So, for me stopping the purchase of Nike products (which is the only sports shoes I have used in years) is a bit painful, it is my way of peacefully protesting Nike’s choice to use a divisive figure as a spokesman.

    Kap has his right to protest, as do I.

  101. Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.

  102. There is a lot of hatred in my sports forums lately. It’s depressing. A little understanding goes a long way.

    Pat Tillman is a true American hero, without question! If you don’t know his story, I encourage you to do some research. Everyone should know his story. We should all honor his memory. I have a Pat Tillman jersey, and let’s just say…I’ve never been an Arizona Cardinals fan.

    We should also remember that the Department of the Army covered up the true manner of his death, lied to his family continuously, and eventually had Congress send them packing with indifference. His family was left with little more than their dignity and the memory of their son. That is the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve served my country twice, Air Force and Army, and that is not how you treat the family of a true patriot…soooo…who should I stand with if I want to be considered a patriot, the Army or the Tillman family?

    Governments are comprised of people.
    Police forces are comprised of people.
    The NFL is comprised of people.
    Neighborhoods are comprised of people. Even poor ones.

    People are flawed. We make mistakes, so none of these organizations are going to operate mistake free. Kap made his fair share of immature mistakes along the way too. Recognizing those mistakes, being accountable for them, and learning from them is what you do when you want to become better. Lying and blaming others is what you do when you think you are better. Better than them. Bigger than them. Not accountable to them. In other words…you don’t care about them.

    Patriots stand up for those that cannot stand up for themselves, and for the ideals that made our nation great. Courage is the willingness to fight for what is right, against all odds. Sacrifice is being willing to lose a fight in defense of those values. Pat Tillman sacrificed everything to do exactly that.

    Furthermore, his family honored him by exposing the federal government when they smelled a rat. They made sure people knew the truth about who their son was, what he believed, and what the “Thanks of a grateful nation” actually looked like. There is still speculation of foul play because they believe he was going to expose some wrong doing in theatre. There are those damn values again. So inconvenient. That’s patriotism.

    The flag is supposed to be a physical embodiment of those values. If you’re so preoccupied with the actual flag (that they used to burn to protest Vietnam) or the anthem that you are willing to overlook the values and ideals behind them…you are clearly missing the point…and should not be questioning anyone’s patriotism.

    Take a look around at your local sporting events, from youth sports to pro sports. How many “Patriots” do you see texting and talking during your beloved anthem? How many find and face the flag? How many remove their hats? How many place a hand over their heart? So where, exactly, is the demarcation line for patriotism? Is it silently taking a knee? I guess I’m a little confused.

    Trump gutted the VA. He regularly disrespected another war hero in John McCain, and couldn’t even show him the respect he was due after he passed. I find that far more offensive than this anthem protest, especially since he parades his fake patriotism around like cool new toy…but nobody seems to be enraged about that. Maybe it’s just me. The more time I spend on these forums, the more I realize that true patriotism is in dangerously short supply these days.

    #FacebookPatriots

  103. It’s adorable to see all the bigots post how they will never buy Nike again. Again? Nike sells athletic clothing, something these beer bellied athlete wannabes have no business wearing in the first place. Seriously, you could hurt yourselves. But don’t despair, David Duke makes a line of robes that probably fit you fine.

  104. Way to go Nike. Whether or not you agree with what Kapernick did, the man deserves another chance to play. I personally respect what he was trying to bring awareness to, i dont however think the anthem was the best way to go about. I mean the best way imo woulda been to ball out win some games and use the microphones and media to get your thoughts heard. Anyway kudos to Nike and yea..nonchance

  105. Colin K had one good season, his record as a starter was under 500 and his career QB rating was 88… last season that put him right there with Josh McCown. This idea Colin is a great player making a sacrifice is a joke. He prob wouldn’t be starting anywhere.. Nike is just making cash off of this Colin sacrifices his career myth.

  106. Nochance Nike will get boycotted. Kaps cause was just, his intentions were good, just poor choice and judgment in the way he went abt it. The NFL gives users n abusers, dog fighters and gun toters 2nd and 3rd chances. He deserves another chance. And those who say hes not good enough, come on dont let the politics of it all cloud your judgement. Hes better then at worst a quarter of the starting qbs in the league..hes a better qb then 75% of the qbs who started in the conference championship games last year. Fact

  107. Being on the right side of history is a good long term business decision. In the short term they lose a few old angry get off my lawn type customers, but galvanize their young customers. This decision has and will endear their brand for a generation. And the best athletes will want to endorse Nike for being bold and out front.

  108. Remember Harvry Weinstein saying hw was going to battle the NRA when he got caught groping women? This is Nike’s attempt to deflect attention from a culture of sexual harassment at the company. Nike channeling ita inner Harvey Weinstein.

  109. I dont think Nike is take as much risk as some people are suggesting.

    there 3 or 4 reasons – but over all the people buying the most Nikes arent the ones who think are offended by by disrespecting the flag.

  110. Why do you suggest that the NFL would want to retaliate? I don’t see why the NFL would care one way or another about Nike’s relationship with Colin Kaepernick.

  111. Nike knows the majority of the people that buy their products are not the fools that believe a racist con man as to what is insulting to soldiers. No one has more or less rights to the anthem or the flag. I get tired of soldiers being the dog whistle for all things “patriotic”. These maga cult members want to believe in this lunacy let them. They will be on the wrong side of history and Nike evidently understands this. I will be buying my first pair of Nikes.

  112. No doubt that Around the Horn will have this as a topic tomorrow. I will guess that Kevin B and Sarah Spain will be on and they will be applauding Nike no doubt. I will also guess that no panelist will have the guts to go against Nike or their other progressive panelists. That is one of the worst things about ATH and that they are in lock step with one side of the aisle. It just amazes me that they never have anyone that maybe just maybe leans to the right and can articulate it on that show. But anyway. That’s what I expect from that show.

  113. stubborndata says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    All the truck driving good old boys threatening not to buy nike. LOL, sure thing fellas, Im sure nike will miss your nonexistent business.

    When you mentioned truck drivers did you realize there are also minorities that drive those same trucks across the country for a living ?

  114. You’re not a Raiders fan if you’re whining about the Raiders and threatening to leave the team in a Kaepernick internet thread. Bye bye, go root for The Bears.

  115. Nike knows that all publicity is good publicity. When you’re as successful as Nike you can take chances

  116. Bwahaha…half these saying they’ll never buy Nike again aren’t customers anyway; the other half wear Air Monarchs aka Air Dads.

    Check out Nike’s stock price and Twitter mentions today. They’ll make money hand over fist. Progressives and center-lefts control 65% of purchasing power in the US, and most of the rest of the world see Kaep for what he is, a black man protesting racial inequality.

    Go ahead, get rid of your Nike stuff…but please, donate it to a veteran’s organization to show your “patriotism.” Save your cutting/burning faux outrage, you triggered snowflakes.

    Oh, and buy Converse or Hurley instead.

  117. eddiegabriel2013 says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    Kaepernick believed so strongly in social change, he has never registered to vote in his life…..

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
    Colin Kaepernick

    No one is asking him to show pride, only respect. Everyone wants respect, right? I hear this from POC all the time. You get what you give. That’s why so many don’t respect him. They may agree with his words, though his actions don’t match up with his mouth. I do however understand his supporters. Gotta stick it to “the man” any chance you get.

  118. stubborndata says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    All the truck driving good old boys threatening not to buy nike. LOL, sure thing fellas, Im sure nike will miss your nonexistent business.
    ________________
    Don’t forget to thank those “truck driving good old boys” for delivering those nikes to your store…along with everything else you have.

  119. Just threw my Nike’s in the trash. Plenty of other sneaker/clothing manufacturers that will take my money.
    Face it KAP and Nike, your both finished.

  120. I’m forced to wonder now, if you believe that Kaepernick has the right to free speech and should be praised for his brave stance, does this translate to supporting the same for Rev Jasper Williams? Every no and then we get a close up of hypocrisy. This is one of those times. Funny how all of a sudden respect is important. As much as I love her music, Aretha did not serve in the military or die protecting the country so that her children’s children can have a safe place to live, as long as it isn’t Chicago.

    Jasper, you are the bravest man on earth today. You have my respect.

  121. Great!
    I hope all these fake Americans stop buying Nike. Price will go down. Better for me! Under… whatever, Adidas garbage! There’s a reason Nike is #1. They’re the best, period!
    Way to go Nike…

  122. Wow, looks like lots of people are pissed off at Nike. My question is does Nike really care about the opinion of disgruntled people here at PFT? My guess is no. For every negative poster here that says they’ll never buy Nike again there’s someone in the greater world that will buy Nike because of their ad. So in the end Nike does not lose and customers or profit, which is really what it’s all about – profit.

    Come on, people, get real. Like most things in America it’s all about the Almighty Dollar. Your opinion is only to make yourself feel good and doesn’t mean squat.

  123. What a fraud. Anyone believing he is some martyr needs their head checked. To Rosa Parks, to countless others who took a real stand as opoosed to some whiny, enetiled MIllennial who lost his job because he’d rather go hom and play video games, please.

    What an absolute joke.

  124. If I recall, during the Chik-fil-a boycotts, we were told boycotting was stifling free speech. I’m sure this is different.

  125. suchapaindude says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    This will be interesting. I wonder what the numbers will show and if/how they will be reported.
    This will create three groups
    1) Many will buy Nike products because of this ad.
    2) Many will not buy Nike products because of this ad.
    3) Many will SAY they will or wont buy Nike because of the ad but do nothing different.
    I believe the 3rd group will be the largest. The curious part is how large the other groups will be,
    I’m group 2
    ———————-

    The largest group will be group 4, which consists of the people that don’t GaF.

  126. eaglesfanalways says:
    September 4, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Football season STARTS folks on Thursday, and this is what we’re talking about? Get a grip!!
    ———————-

    Thanks for joining the conversation.

  127. Been buying Nike since I was a teen.
    Bought it for my wife and kid. Shoes, socks, shorts, shirts, gym bags…
    No more.
    In fact I tossed my Nike socks in the trash this morning.
    Wore my boat shoes instead.
    Will be getting different shoes and gym bag this week.
    AND not at Dicks!

  128. The true snowflakes are those who whine and cry about players kneeling.
    I won’t watch the NFL anymore, I’m throwing away all my Nike gear.
    BOO HOO!

  129. I’m still trying to figure out which group is more annoying, the social justice warriors or the fake Patriot snowflakes.

  130. To all the snowflakes who support the orange man:

    1) Please stop watching football, like you’ve promised.

    2) Plesse stop buying Nike products, like you’ve promised.

    Much like the orange man, you snowflakes are all bark, no bite.

    Quit whining, quit making threats and make a decision.

    Just Do It.

  131. Nike’s going to end up on the right side of history. All of the folks who said they’re no longer wearing Nike either can’t afford it or wear Nike Monarchs (the one’s the company wants to discontinue). Enjoy bitterness. Congratulations Kap.

  132. heymister24 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 9:28 am
    Obviously the nike/kapnik lovers will go out and buy nike stock now that it is on sale and down 3%.

    ———————-
    Actually, if they are all diving on it the price wont go down, it will go up. But if the surge in sales is due to a single isolated action like this then thats a finite buy up. Followed by a crash when it ends. The winners will be the investors that held Nike stock prior to this then sold into the buy up. The losers would be all the folks that ran out and bought some at the higher price and still had it at the crash. Their only recourse would be to hold it until the price recovers (it would, Nike is a solid company) but that means they are without their funds for a bit so hopefully they can afford that. Anyone that spent money they needed on an emotional whim or political atatement would be in trouble if they did not have some means to back themselves. Also if they sell later at the corrected price (back where it started) they are mostly breaking even, just being without some money for a bit with no appreciable gain from it.

    This is why investing should only be done by trained and seasoned investors making decisions based only on investment data. The rest are simply dumping money into the market that gets won by the investors that know what they are doing.

  133. For those that think Nike is dumb. You better get smarter. Nike is a global brand and the US knuckle draggers are not in the target market. They don’t care if you boycott them because you don’t buy enough of their stuff anyway. So let me see you are now boycotting the NFL & Nike and no one cares. Hint: they want you to go away.

  134. tomtravis76 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 8:01 am
    Oh my gosh, what are the folks going to do when Wal-mart publicly supports not killing people of color at the hands of under trained racist cops?

    I’ll support them, as long as their message is true and not a cover up for being benched. See the difference?

  135. shomershabbos says:
    September 4, 2018 at 9:53 am
    Thank you, Nike.

    Its a scary sign of the times that it takes some moral courage these days to stand for freedom of speech.

    It’s always been that way. Stop trying to turn this petulant child into a hero. You bought his lie and I understand how that can happen but don’t stretch this into something it isn’t.

  136. ripwarrior says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    This is great for my under armour stock!!!!
    ———————————————-Exactly. Why Nike would WILLINGLY get itself involved in this debate is crazy

  137. bangpow says:
    September 4, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Look at all the angry white people. lol.

    ———————-
    It kills me when I read stuff like this from folks who are trying to tell everyone how they stand against racism.

  138. Maybe it’s just me, but I find it hilarious that Kaepernick is relying on the capitalist system he has been bashing for the past three years to enrich his coffers in lieu of NFL employment. The suggestion that Kaepernick gave up everything is also funny, especially with this contract he’s just landed. He’s likely to be making more than the average NFL contract.

    If America is such a horrible place (as Kaepernick has been saying for the past three years), he would not have been able to land this contract. That said, this is a dumb move by Nike – most police officers aren’t going to take kindly to a company that embraces a malcontent who has categorically labeled them pigs.

  139. weird to see so many on here complain about SWJ (social justice warriors). you’d think taking a stand against police brutality & rampant police shootings would be considered something all decent people could unite around. how someone develops into becoming part of the “shut up & dribble” crowd is beyond me, yet this place is teeming with them.

  140. Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism.

  141. Nike can do anything they want but so can’t we. I would be much more supportive if these few black hero’s went into Chicago to help stop black on black murders. I am sure the racist police need their help. Instead we see them protest the anthem and police brutality which is questionable and not substantiated. Unfortunately he has fallen under the influence of radical Muslims and radical black leaders in California. That’s his choice but it was a poor one. Nike the liberal athletic manufacturer has decided to leverage Kap’s actions hoping to send a message they support. Thankfully the rest of the country will deplore this decision. We all have choices, my take is this will fade away just like their chosen icon.

  142. dcpatfan says:
    .
    What!!!!?

    Kaep Is Winning Again!!!!!?
    ====================================

    Did a team sign him? Or if you’re talking about Nike, a “win” would be their stock rising, which it isn’t.

  143. inozwetrust says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:00 am
    ripwarrior says:
    September 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    This is great for my under armour stock!!!!
    ———————————————-Exactly. Why Nike would WILLINGLY get itself involved in this debate is crazy

    ——————+—-+++++++++
    Compared to Nike….UA stock has been a dog over the past 5 years. Move your money.

  144. Nike stock already down 3%. They obviously don’t want my money anymore. I’m sure the stockholders did. Those geniuses in Nike headquarters are getting a good refresher course about the free market today.

  145. Honestly if the stock price dives over this I will probably pick some up because then I can sell it after the recovery. Sorry if I sound insensitive to the politics here but I do like money.

  146. Coffeehog says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism
    —————-
    Your history is nothing but racism and continues today. Your in no moral position to call out anyone until you atone for your actions. You should be seeking forgiveness.

  147. Thank you Nike. Now it will be easier to see for everyone that Colin Kaepernick is bad for business.

  148. dcpatfan says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Coffeehog says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism
    —————-
    Your history is nothing but racism and continues today. Your in no moral position to call out anyone until you atone for your actions. You should be seeking forgiveness.

    Who will atone for the deaths in Chicago? You’re in no moral position either. But nice job stereotyping and generalizing, the very essence of prejudice and racism. About past time you stood on your own two feet and stopped blaming your ills on white people.

    BTW, even when a POC steps out of line and asserts that fathers should be fathers look how quickly they cast him out.

  149. it’s getting more infuriating that social justice warriors command us to be morally pure when they have their own skeletons in the closet. First, cleanse thou the inner vessel. The more I learn about Muhammad Ali, what a fraud he was. Kaepernick is meticulously following in his footsteps.

  150. I came here looking for racist/reactionary hot takes and as expected the PFT reader base does not disappoint. So much triggering!

  151. I get that Mark Geragos has to do everything he can for his clients, but it’s hard to take the man who represented serial killer Scott Peterson seriously, especially when he calls Kaep an American Icon. Win, lose or draw, no one will come out of this whole thing looking good, not the NFL, not Kaep, no one. This should never have gotten this far, and now we have Kaep being propped up as some sort of generational icon. Yeah, no. Ali? Yes. Serena? Yes. LeBron? Yes. Kaep? No. The only reason he’s part of this campaign is because Nike thinks it will make them money. Anyone who thinks otherwise is hopelessly naive.

  152. Oh Nike and their precious Colin.. I guess they don’t want normals to buy their shoes and gear, good luck with the racist and cop-hating segment of shoe buyering America.

  153. dcpatfan says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Coffeehog says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism
    —————-
    Your history is nothing but racism and continues today. Your in no moral position to call out anyone until you atone for your actions. You should be seeking forgiveness.

    ———
    When you use that word “your” in a reply to my quote you are obviously responding to me. So who and what am I? Do you even know? Tread carefully here because you don’t and there is a lot of room to make a fool of yourself. Stereotyping everyone who does not agree with you to the full 100%, even considering someone only partially agreeing with you is not good enough, is a quick ticket to making a fool of yourself.

  154. dcpatfan says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Coffeehog says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism
    —————-
    Your history is nothing but racism and continues today. Your in no moral position to call out anyone until you atone for your actions. You should be seeking forgiveness.
    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
    Neither you nor I know that guy you are talking at so neither of us know who or what he is nor whether or not he has anything to atone for.

    What we do know however is that anyone who condones racism in one person has no business condemning it in another.

  155. dcpatfan says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:24 am
    Coffeehog says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:11 am
    Kamarr Emile says:
    September 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    Small minded white people. You don’t have to buy Nike. Nike will not notice it. That company will be around pulling in high dollars tomorrow, the next day, and when your grandchildren are long gone.

    If Kaepernick was a white guy, they’d support it. He’s not and still getting deals, so I’m happy.
    —————————
    Nice job standing up against racism
    —————-
    Your history is nothing but racism and continues today. Your in no moral position to call out anyone until you atone for your actions. You should be seeking forgiveness.
    —————————-
    If you think that racism is dependent on who does it and who experiences it then you are in fact a racist yourself.

  156. wetdentist says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:03 am
    weird to see so many on here complain about SWJ (social justice warriors). you’d think taking a stand against police brutality & rampant police shootings would be considered something all decent people could unite around. how someone develops into becoming part of the “shut up & dribble” crowd is beyond me, yet this place is teeming with them.


    It should have and probably wold have been except for 2 little things,

    1. He is not believable when he attempts to communicate his reason for kneeling. More probable than not he came up with this narrative when he was bagged sitting on the bench sulking for having been benched in favor of a white player.

    2. His narrative statement did not include the majority of victims of death by cop, justified or otherwise, white people.

    When you add pig socks and Castro shirts it should be come crystal clear why many won’t support him.

  157. You guys boycotted Nike when they held on to Kobe after he was accused of a crime? Did you boycott Nike when they kept Tiger, no doubt, a person you wouldn’t let your daughter’s near. But you are burning your lame dad Nike’s because they are sticking by a man that is representing some of the same people you sit near at work today because he protested? You guys need to admit that you are missing the point.

  158. footballpat says: September 3, 2018 at 6:03 pm
    purplepridepolysemy says: September 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    My boycott of Nike merchandise begins today.
    ————————————————–
    Yeah right! They’ll miss the $10 you spend on a t-shirt

    Congrats.. While you’re only a little low on the single units, just didn’t get the 6/7 digit multiplier for an accurate picture..

  159. mullman76 says: September 4, 2018 at 9:48 am
    To all the snowflakes who support the orange man:

    1) Please stop watching football, like you’ve promised.
    2) Plesse stop buying Nike products, like you’ve promised.
    Much like the orange man, you snowflakes are all bark, no bite.
    Quit whining, quit making threats and make a decision. Just Do It.

    Like many here, already did it. Like the NFL and Snowflake culture, Nike’s already feeling the bite.

  160. Ironic how the Kaep supporters unanimously call those opposed to the kneeling “racist”, yet fail to see the anti-police, anti-America ACTIONS Kaep uses and engenders.

  161. Skyppixx, reading is fundamental;

    CK is saying the EXACT same thing Dr. King, Ali, John Carlos, Hugh Masekela, Abbey Lincoln, Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Medgar Evers, Dick Allen, Fannie Lou Hamer, Angela Davis, Robert Culp, Malcolm X, Dick Gregory, Curt Flood and a host of other people have said;

    whether you like it or not is irrelevant;

    our Constitution gives CK the same rights to free speech as David Duke and George Lincoln Rockwell;

    that is why our country is great and always will be;

    Michael Jackson was, like OJ Simpson, always only concerned with himself even after he pulled a Woody Allen, left his wife to marry a child hustler with a woman’s body;

    guess what, our Constitution gives MJ that right, too, however despicable child molesters are;

  162. mullman76 says:
    September 4, 2018 at 10:20 am
    Sean Murphy speaks the truth.

    Find his post.

    Read it.

    Then, read it again.

    Be well, everyone.

    I’d agree with Mr Murphy’s elegant missive but for small issue, Kaepernick was uninterested with this issue when he was a starting qb and you bought the lie he crafted to cover his childish behavior sitting and sulking. I 100% support equality for all but you can’t buy me with a lie. I can understand how easy it was to buy some folks. After all, it only confirms their prejudice and tells us all what they really believe. Evidently white lives do not matter to him or his supporters. A presumed debt that can never be repaid is no way to bring unity to the world.

  163. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    September 3, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    The test will come tomorrow. Which way will Nike’s stock move, in line with market indexes or will the release of this ad have an effect? I’d be willing to bet that no one commenting here has any Nike stock to sell, so you don’t count unless you are going to buy stock, which I plan on doing, bright and early tomorrow morning.

    27 78 Rate This

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    Well I guess you lost your shirt.

  164. It is so hilarious how social justice warriors say that St. Kappy The Oppressed has sacrificed so much for his beliefs I guess they never heard of Joe Delaney !

  165. Let’s recap…Adopted by white parents, scholarship to Nevada, 100 million plus in earnings as a football player, hates the police and claims a social injustice he never experienced. Nice job Nike supporting a false narrative.

  166. Liberalsruineverything says:

    September 3, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    “Believe in something,” the message superimposed over Kaepernick’s face declares. “Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
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    That would be a great ad for a real hero like Pat Tillman.

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    Ha, you clearly know nothing about what Pat Tillman believed. Not to mention he was killed by friendly fire and the army tried to cover it up to avoid taking the PR hit. Sounds like a familiar scenario, no?

  167. So Nike is under contract with the NFL for jerseys and merchandise yet do this ridiculous deal with Kaepernick while he’s suing the NFL for collusion..

    This is Soros and the deep state… Crazy… just wait!

  168. Hopper53 | Sep 5, 2018, 4:23 AM MST
    Let’s recap…Adopted by white parents, scholarship to Nevada, 100 million plus in earnings as a football player, hates the police and claims a social injustice he never experienced. Nice job Nike supporting a false narrative.

    Exactly! We should all experience such a hard life.

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