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Social Colin Kaepernick Named Face of Nike's 30th Anniversary "Just Do It" Campaign

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by HomerThompson, Sep 3, 2018.

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  1. HomerThompson Banned Banned

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    Nike selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernickas the face of its "Just Do It" campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

    Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.


    "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he told Steve Wyche of NFL Media about the decision two years ago. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."


    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...om&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

    I think it's a fantastic choice. Hopefully this Ad Campaign is wildly successful.

    It'd be great to see Donald Trump and all his racist sycophants take a hard L.
     
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    Love it, Nike trolling the deplorables!
     
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    From a business standpoint, it's a little baffling.
     
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    Strange how Kaep never had a problem with the flag until he was about to be cut. Must be a coincidence.
     
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    That could backfire on nike.
     
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    Mediocre quarterback for a mediocre brand? Sounds like a good fit.
     
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    It is.

    I wouldn't make Kaepernick the face of nikes. Remember the cops are pig socks? The Cuban Americans don't like Kaep either for wearing the communist Castro t-shirt
     
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    He sort of proved that he wasn't much better of a QB than Blaine Gabbert, so that's pretty bad. He also wanted starter money just to be a backup. So Nike doing this is prolly more of a political statement in support of the athletes. Personally there are better athletes they could have chosen, I don't have much of a problem with them picking Kap either. Not something to get outraged about.
     
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    Trump hasn't taken an L in this, I'd say Kaep took the L cause he may never be hired by the NFL again.
     
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    I bet New Balance is holding a party and buying drinks for everyone with this news.

    Let's see how their sales go.
     
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    I was a Kaepernick fan before all this. By that, I mean I loved watching him play. I think mobile qb's are more exciting to watch.

    Anyway, it's kinda sad to see him go this path that he has. I think his girlfriend had a lot to do with his political transition
     
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    Duces Nike
     
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    Yea she did the guy brought up in a nice white family and no issues until they got together as a player he is a poor mans Vick
     
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    This the guy who threw a fit and refused to stand for the national anthem because he got benched? He still in the league?
     
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    Boycott Nike!!
     
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    he doesn't want to, it's all about being the victim. It's more lucrative and you don't have to prove yourself.

    in the very beginning it was a ploy to get a contract, but it went past that a long time ago.
     
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    It has already backfired.
     
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    Yeah, I fucking hate it when people put principles over money.

    It's just the worst.
     
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    Good for Kap

    Free market.

    And I think we all know that Nike definitely stands up for human rights across the globe.
    Yes they pay pennies on the dollar for their shoes but still those Indonesians need that $0.25 a day.
     

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