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Nike’s stock plummeted in the aftermath of their “Just Do It” 30-year anniversary that featured anthem kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

How bad was the drop? Nearly $4 billion.

No joke.

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Interestingly enough, if Colin turned down the offer by Nike two, yes, two other giants of the shoe and apparel industry were ready to sign him.

Ever heard of Puma? How about Adidas?

Now, Nike is set to air a TV spot featuring Kaepernick during the NFL’s Thursday season opener.

If this isn’t a direct middle finger to America, what is?

From Right Scoop:

KaeperNike shoes doubled down in this very weird ad showing Colin Kaepernick going on and on about how great he is, and he’s the best quarterback to ever play the game.


This ad makes no sense. Kaepernick didn’t do any of those amazing things he’s talking about. At best he’s a mediocre quarterback whining that no one wants to sign on to his insane political agenda. All of sudden he’s the best player who ever played the game? What?

People around the nation are beginning to boycott Nike. Things will most likely only get worse for the company once Republicans start seeing this ad during sporting events.

From ESPN:

The world’s largest shoe and apparel brand, which got the attention of the world by utilizing the quarterback-turned-activist in advertisements published on social channels on Monday, is scheduled to debut a “Just Do It” commercial during the NFL’s regular-season opener featuring the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles on NBC on Thursday night.

The ad is voiced by Kaepernick and features him, along with NBA star LeBron James, tennis champion Serena Williams, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., marathoner Eliud Kipchoge and skateboarder Lacey Baker, and inspirational athletes such as NFL linebacker Shaquem Griffin, wheelchair basketball player Megan Blunk, boxer Zeina Nassar and legless wrestler Isaiah Bird.


A Nike spokesman told The New York Times that the ad also will air during tennis, college football and Major League Baseball coverage this week.

Kaepernick’s protests of racial injustice — which began in August 2016 with sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem — launched a movement across the NFL. No team signed him as a free agent in 2017 or 2018.


Greg Hughes, a spokesman for NBC Sports, confirmed that Nike had purchased airtime on Thursday’s N.F.L. game. It is a shorter, 90-second version of the ad released digitally Wednesday. The league did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nike is a major partner of the N.F.L.’s, providing the uniforms for all 32 teams and the clothing worn by everybody on an N.F.L. sideline.


This summer, in response to player protests, the N.F.L. instituted a rule requiring players to either stand on the field or remain in the locker room during the national anthem. The rule took the N.F.L. Players Association by surprise. It threatened to sue, and several team owners said they would not fine their players for breaking the rule. The league agreed to halt its implementation and begin a dialogue with the players’ union over the issue.

As you’d expect, President Donald Trump gave his two cents on Nike and Kaepernick:

Stay tuned for more Kaepernick craziness!


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