When people decide to go to a game, they want to see athletes fighting it out against each other, not some delusional anti-American, social justice warrior bending on his knees and protesting. No one goes to the games to see leftist political dogma as there is already enough of it being thrown at our faces in the form of fake news.
While Colin Kaepernick thinks he started a movement of sorts, there is not much substance in what he says or believes in. However, Nike has thrown him back at our faces in the form of a marketing campaign that is bound to get more hate than publicity.
Nike recently launched a new marketing campaign, which has Colin Kaepernick’s face on it and with a caption reading, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Now that we’ve gotten over the cringe in this delusional message, we want to ask Nike executives exactly what do they believe Kaepernick has sacrificed?
He hasn’t done anything for the country or for himself for that matter.
Although the football world has rejected Kaepernick and his antics, Nike has suddenly decided that throwing him at our faces would be cool.
Nike has come to the defense of their poorly thought marketing campaign by saying that every American has a right to protest. What they, however, are not able to understand is that these protests don’t happen on our watch and on our dime. We go and pay to see the NFL game, not to protest against the country we live in and love.
There’s a time and place for protests.
Players earning millions cannot and should not throw their hatred for the country at our faces when we go and see them perform. It is our money that makes them rich. The NFL has learned their lessons the hard way, and we guess Nike will to.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.