UFC fighter Tyron Woodley seems to think Colin Kaeprenick is the new “Muhammad Ali” saying “When Muhammad Ali died, I think Kaepernick took the torch.” I would actually have to agree with him
For those of you who are living under a rock, Colin Kaeprernick who at the time played for the 49er decided to protest the National Anthem by kneeling for police brutality. “People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for freedom, liberty, and justice for all.” Since then Kaeprernick has been blackballed from the NFL the once star quarterback has been a free agent since 2016. It doesn’t stop there, Nike broke the internet on Saturday when they released their latest with Kaeprernick as the face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign 30th-year Anniversary. Nike has been receiving some serious backlash from Idiots burning their Nike Products. Here’s what a Principal at an Orange County School had to say “My newest rag! When Nike signs an anti-American thug to represent their brand, I will not support, wear, purchase or endorse their product.” Roni Burns-Ellis posted on her Facebook along with a picture of a Nike shirt she cut.
There is a petition to remove Roni Burns-Elis from her position Click Here if you want to sign it. Why Nike would care about already purchased items being destroyed is beyond me, protest is also burning their Nike shoes while on their feet. Nike is having the last laugh according to the Huffington Post Nike sales have since soared.
Online sales jumped 27 percent from Sunday through Wednesday, according to Edison Trends, a Silicon Valley digital sales and trends research firm. Nike’s sales decreased 2 percent during the same period last year, according to Edison figures.
“There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales but the Edison Trends data does not support that theory,” Edison co-founder Hetal Pandya said in a statement to HuffPost.
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. – Colin Kaepernick