WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA!
Army veteran Tyler Merritt’s company, Nine Line Apparel, is an emerging counter movement to Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.
Merritt is a former Army captain who has produced a winning alternative to the “Just do it” campaign from Nike. He’s produced a t-shirt that says, “Just Stand”. Brilliant!
If you go to their website, just click on “SHOP NEW” and it will take you to the “Just Stand” products.
Nike drew huge backlash when they announced a campaign with anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick and a tagline that says, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
The CEO Of Nine Line said that there is no comparison between an athlete’s sacrifice and a soldier’s: “The word ‘sacrifice’ in the military members, it’s something severe.”
Merritt said that he feels Nike disregarded how certain groups would feel about the ad featuring Kaepernick who kneeled during the anthem and wore socks depicting cops as pigs.
He continued that these kneelers should do more to put their money/time where their mouth is and actually do something to promote their cause.
We couldn’t agree more. The entire Kaepernick ad is a sham because Kaepernick never sacrificed a thing. He had opportunities to play but didn’t .
This is all about money and the Nike company catering to the urban crowd while disregarding other Americans. NINE LINE APPAREL is an American company owned by a veteran that deserve our support instead. Check ’em out!
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