Tonight marks the start of the NFL season, with the first televised game. Tonight also marks the the debut of Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick, the sub-par, former San Fransisco 49 er’s quarterback the face of their new 30th Annivesary “Just Do It” ad campaign.
Nike made the interesting decision to to make Colin Kaepernick the face of “sacrifice”. So what exactly did Kaepernick sacrifice? He was already a sub-par quarterback, who after being released by San Fransisco, was likely not going to get picked up by another NFL team, and the Black Lives Matter domestic terror group, Kaepernick was defending with his actions, has pretty much gone underground after their fearless, anti-cop leader, Barack Obama left office.
If Nike truly wanted to honor those who “believe in something” and “sacrifice everything” they need look no further than the grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery.
As the calls for boycotts of the NFL grow louder each year, many are wondering if the NFL can survive another season of anti-American, anti-cop, antics by overpaid players, many of them with criminal records, who were inspired by Colin Kaepernick, the first person to kneel, and later to sit on the bench, as a show of disdain for our nation, and for our law enforcement community, while our national anthem was being played.
The decision by Kaepernick and other players in the NFL to disrespect the American flag, especially while active members of our US military stood on the field, caused many avid NFL fans to turn off the TV or to stop purchasing tickets their games.
One picture of Kaepernick kneeling behind our active duty military says it all.
It’s pretty clear to see who is making a sacrifice in this photo:
There is no question that Kaepernick’s decision hurt the sport, as evidenced by empty stadiums and drastic drops in tv ratings.
Unfortunately for Kaepernick, his decision to act as the anti-law enforcement voice for the domestic terror group, Black Lives Matter, actually had the opposite effect. Kaepernick’s campaign to make himself a victim ended up backfiring, as stories began surfacing about how law enforcement officers were risking their lives, as they were being called to the scene of violent acts committed by overpaid NFL players.
Just last year, two of Kaepernick’s former teammates were arrested for domestic violence, including attempted strangling.
In February 2018, Reuben Foster, the 49ers’ inside linebacker, was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon, police said.
Foster is not the only athlete on the team to have faced domestic violence charges in the past year. In April, Santa Clara County prosecutors filed felony domestic violence charges against former 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock. He was accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend multiple times, once when she was holding their 1-year-old child.
But, let’s talk about Kaepernick’s courage…
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Nike had chosen the former sub-par NFL quarterback, and Black Lives Matter activist, Colin Kaepernick, to be the face of their 30th Anniversary ad campaign.
The Wrap is reporting that the 2-minute spot, titled “Dream Crazy,” will appear on the NFL’s first televised game of the season tonight.
According to The Wrap, the ad showcases an inspirational montage of athletes overcoming adversity to chase their dreams, with a voiceover by Kaepernick. He is also seen staring an image of the American flag in the ad. “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they’re crazy enough,” Kaepernick says at the end.
One of the other athletes in the ad is Shaquem Griffin, a rookie for the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin’s story — he is an amputee with one hand — was one of the more inspirational storylines leading up to last spring’s NFL Draft. He was selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round and his brother, Shaquille, is on the team as well. Major Nike spokespeople Serena Williams and LeBron James are also featured prominently in the ad.
Watch Nike’s latest ad that compares the unemployed QB, Colin Kaepernick’s struggle, after his short-lived career as an NFL quarterback, to those of a young boy who wrestle with no legs, or NFL player, Shaquem Griffin who plays with only one arm:
Nike lost about $3.75 billion in market cap after announcing Kaepernick as its new spokesperson. Market capitalization is the market value of a publicly traded company’s outstanding shares. Some online protesters even took to Twitter to shred their Air Jordans and other Nike gear to voice their opposition to the company’s decision.
When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem two years ago, he intentionally showed contempt for our flag and the thousands of Americans whose coffins were draped by it, who died defending it. . . and, yes, defending Kaepernick’s constitutional right to express his disdain for our country.
Time will tell if Nike has the courage to stop holding anti-Americans like Colin Kaepernick up as heroes…