Immediately after Nike released its new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, sports fans around the country hit back harder than Nike could have imagined.
Nike just lost countless fans overnight.
Oh, this American company decided to sign the anti-American Colin Kaepernick to a big deal. Then they produced an idiotic and insulting ad campaign.
If you haven’t seen it already, the campaign utilizes the company’s slogan, “Just Do It,” along with National Anthem protester Kaepernick’s face.
But the slogan isn’t the problem; it’s the sentence that came after:
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Obviously, it’s ridiculous to claim this guy has ever sacrificed anything at all. Furthermore, we all know that he doesn’t really “believe” in anything.
All he’s really done is disrespect the police, the military, the flag, and just about anything else distinctly American.
To that, millions of sports fans around the country have replied:
“If you hate it so much, Colin Kaepernick, get out.”
But of course, he won’t. This country he hates so much is the only one that’ll turn him into a God for having athletic ability.
At any rate, Twitter exploded with people who were outraged by Nike’s new campaign. And rightfully so.
— AlterAtYeshiva (@alteratyeshiva) September 4, 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
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
— Wayne Jones (@waynebjones123) September 3, 2018
— Daria Black (@Dancingdaria) September 4, 2018
One Twitter user decided to show Nike what it meant to really believe in something:
— ADHD Capital LLC ™ (@ADHD_Capital) September 4, 2018
Exactly. True sacrifice. And the difference between what our brave military men and women sacrifice vs. what Kaepernick “sacrifices” is night and day.
And by the way, Nike shares tumbled 3 percent (which is a lot for such a huge company) immediately after this announcement.
Youvand your knud dont buy enough shoes or compete in sports. Come out in between the white lines & talk RT @CA4MAGAandKAG: @ClayTravis Indeed. I'll never buy another @Nike product. He's going to kill Nike like he killed the @NFL. #BoycottNike #BoycottNFL pic.twitter.com/cGGIrq9Nyx
— OneNeckTwoChains (@InTheBasement86) September 3, 2018
The sports apparel giant is already paying for this mistake, and that’s the best news we’ve heard all day.
Will you join the thousands of consumers who are boycotting Nike?