Top 5 Reactions to Nike's Colin Kaepernick Ads
Colin Kaepernick will be featured in Nike’s signature “Just Do It” campaign as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Kaepernick will now be the face of the campaign.
Kaepernick, an unsigned free agent, began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to bring attention to police brutality against unarmed African Americans, as well as other racial injustices. Other players joined him in kneeling during the anthem, drawing the ire of President Trump and sparking a debate over the players’ demonstrations.
Naturally, people who aren't America-hating leftist douchelords didn't take kindly to Nike's political gesture. Here's the top five reactions:
Hey @nike “sacrificing everything” to “believe in something” is dying while serving your country to defend all our… https://t.co/uqd74Fionc— Clay Travis (@Clay Travis)1536005057.0
Yeah, Kaepernick's still a millionaire. Also, judging from this ad, he's still has no problem getting work. Call me a mentally deficient ninnymuggins, but I'm failing to see the "everything" Colin has sacrificed.
Just like that I will never wear anything @Nike again. I respect and appreciate @Kaepernick7 ‘s right to freedom of… https://t.co/WHNfqrsGNo— Tim Kennedy (@Tim Kennedy)1536021025.0
Thank you Timothy for summing that up perfectly. Yes, Kaepernick has the right to kneel. Also, Nike has the right to hire him for their ad campaign. Unfortunately for Nike, us consumers have the right to choose Under Armour instead.
In case you're unaware, that chap in the photo is Pat Tillman. He was in the NFL, just like Kaepernick. After 9/11, he decided defending America was more important than playing games for a living, so he enlisted and went to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he didn't come back. No Nike ad campaign for him.
Now, we could fill out this top 5 with outrage reactions, but there's no fun in that. We'll finish this out with some funny stuff instead.
Excuse me for just a moment.
Yes, the Thanos meme is fan-freaking-tastic, but the Daily Wire wins it with this one:
Absolute perfection. I've long believed mockery to be the best revenge. Instead of fuming, turn Nike into a punchline and take our money elsewhere.
If NFL ratings are any indication of how people feel about kneeling ballers, Nike's stock is about to be real cheap. "Believe in something, even if if means sacrificing everything." Nike may be about to learn that firsthand.
While we're on the subject: