First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4
I don’t see kneeling as disrespect for our armed forces or veterans. It is a statement about the discrimination, prejudices, and injustices that still age American Society. @Nike & @Kaepernick7 are on the right side of history. #TakeAKnee
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!
As a vocal critic of NFL players’ “take a knee” protest, President Trump has also weighed in on the Nike discussion.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Trump said. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”
For Nike, Fortune reported that their stock took a 3.2 percent hit following the announcement of the brand’s endorsement deal. Yet despite the split opinion, the endorsement contract could see Kaepernick get his own line of apparel, shoes, and accessories, much like top athletes such as LeBron James.
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