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National Police Organization Just Hit Nike And Kaepernick Hard With Karma Right Where It Hurts

Nike committed brand suicide when they shot themselves in the backside by making Colin Kaepernick one of the faces of their latest ad campaign. Bad move for a company who allegedly pays people overseas less than livable wages (Google it if you want to).

Kaepernick turned into a social justice warrior after he went to the Super Bowl one year on the backs of a strong defense. He’s like Trent Dilfer, but more athletic and with more sideshow.

This week has been all about Colin and the police just got involved too. One of the biggest police groups in the country has openly shot Kaepernick down with a solid boycott of Nike products, showing that the free market is not one to be messed with. Tread lightly with controversy, but be prepared for any amount of backlash that comes your way.

Burning shoes, boycotts, and people outright hating on Nike after they sided with a guy who takes a knee during the National Anthem and symbolically defecates on the flag and everyone who fought for it. It’s in essence like flushing the flag of America down the toilet after wiping; that’s basically what Kaepernick did.

Nike committed brand suicide when they shot themselves in the backside by making Colin Kaepernick one of the faces of their latest ad campaign. Bad move for a company who allegedly pays people overseas less than livable wages (Google it if you want to).

Kaepernick turned into a social justice warrior after he went to the Super Bowl one year on the backs of a strong defense. He’s like Trent Dilfer, but more athletic and with more sideshow.

This week has been all about Colin and the police just got involved too. One of the biggest police groups in the country has openly shot Kaepernick down with a solid boycott of Nike products, showing that the free market is not one to be messed with. Tread lightly with controversy, but be prepared for any amount of backlash that comes your way.

Burning shoes, boycotts, and people outright hating on Nike after they sided with a guy who takes a knee during the National Anthem and symbolically defecates on the flag and everyone who fought for it. It’s in essence like flushing the flag of America down the toilet after wiping; that’s basically what Kaepernick did.

“Oh, Nike! You are soooo brave!!” the statement says. “Holding up Colin Kaepernick as an example of someone who has ‘sacrificed everything’. Right!”

“Come on over to Arlington National Cemetery, or to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. or to the trauma unit of a military hospital if you want to learn the meaning of ‘sacrifice’ and why our flag means something to so many.”

“In featuring Mr. Kaepernick in the ‘Just Do It’ campaign, Nike grossly insults the men and women who really do make sacrifices for the sake of our nation”

“We are calling on all our member officers, their families, and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products.”

The National Association of Police Organizations has fired off a letter to Nike chairman and CEO Mark Parker, saying the organization is now calling for a boycott of all Nike products.

“On behalf of the more than 241,000 law enforcement officers represented by our Association across the country, I write to you to condemn in the strongest possible terms your selection of Colin Kaepernick for Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign. Mr. Kaepernick is known, not as a successful athlete, but as a shallow dilettante seeking to gain notoriety by disrespecting the flag for which so many Americans have fought and died.

“The inclusion of Mr. Kaepernick in Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign also perpetuates the falsehood that police are racist and aiming to use force against African Americans and persons of color.

“In reality, officers across the nation risk their lives not only protecting the athletes featured in Nike’s various campaigns, but also serve aspiring athletes across the country who use the Nike brand, through the thousands of Police Athletic Leagues, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brother/Big Sister programs where our officers donate their time and energy. They deserve to have the respect and full support of corporate citizens like Nike.

“Adding to the insult is the image of Mr. Kaepernick from the campaign featuring the quote “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” The fact that Mr. Kaepernick is no longer a starting NFL player does not equate to him being someone who has “sacrificed everything”. To truly understand what it means to “believe in something” and “sacrifice everything”, you should look to Arlington National Cemetery, or to the National Law

“Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., or to the trauma unit of a military hospital. The brave men and women of every race and color buried there, memorialized there, healing there, believed in this nation and our flag and exemplify the true meaning of “sacrifice”.

“In featuring Mr. Kaepernick in the “Just Do It” campaign, Nike grossly insults the men and women who really do make sacrifices for the sake of our nation. We are calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products.

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