— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Courtesy of Sports Illustrated:
Colin Kaepernick will be the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, reports ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
According to Rovell, Nike has been paying Kaepernick all along and “waiting for the right moment,” which is now. Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011, but has not used him over the past two years.
“We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward,” Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN.
Nike is the NFL’s official uniform sponsor.
Other athletes in the new campaign include Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., Shaquem Griffin and LeBron James.
As you might imagine Nike choosing Colin Kaepernick as the face of this campaign has sent the Righties into a rage.
Many have threatened to boycott Nike, boycott the NFL, and most seriously, boycott access to their common sense.
One conservative genius even decided to punish Nike by setting fire to his sneakers.
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
I would like to point out that those were shoes that this idiot already paid for, so I am not sure how this injures Nike in any way.