Nike has declared that they are Team Colin Kaepernick and this has sent Racist Twitter on absolute meltdown.
Recall that the sportsman man started a necessary conversation in the United States after his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustices against the people of colour. President Trump condemned him on several occasions on his Twitter, and when the new season of football started, the former 49ers quaterback was not re-hired.
However, he has since gone on to become a national icon.
In the new Nike ad, the former NFL quarterback is looking at the camera, and printed over the image is: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.”
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
And racists are already choking because of this. While some have sworn to stop shopping at Nike stores, others are spewing bile on social media, and the spectacular is one interesting movie to watch.
See some of the reactions below.
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
You sacrificed nothing. You are a spoiled punk who is a horrible quarterback, destroyed a once great franchise, started a movement disgracing REAL heroes who sacrificed their life to die for America all for you to parade as a fake victim blaming racism while you get paid to do it https://t.co/CTkNffIQpl
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 4, 2018
Colin Kaepernick’s protest targets the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which means the flag, which symbolizes the country. To protest the signifier is to protest the signified. I don’t know how to explain this more simply. https://t.co/nZsx37SfiY
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) September 4, 2018
And here’s the perfect response to dingbats:
The Trump supporters protesting @Nike by burning their sneakers are doing it wrong. They should be taking a Nike baseball bat and knocking themselves over the head because @Kaepernick7 was not protesting the flag. He was protesting racial injustice.
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) September 4, 2018