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Restaurants, bars, and clubs are closing across the country. Some local governments are limiting events to less than a handful of people. President Trump set forth guidelines asking people to limit a group of people to ten in the same room. Other businesses are following suit too.
Now, this anti-Trump clothing store is closing all of its outlets in the wake of the global pandemic.
Colin Kaepernick is without a doubt one of the most controversial and disgraceful American figures of the 21st century. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback sent shockwaves throughout the country when he first kneeled during the pregame National Anthem over three years ago.
He lasted the rest of that regular season but was ultimately replaced by Blaine Gabbert midway through it. After that season, he hasn’t played a single down in the NFL.
His camp pretends there was this massive conspiracy to keep him out of the league due to his divisive protesting of nation’s coveted symbols, which caused him to sue the NFL for collusion, but the reality is he just wasn’t good enough anymore.
It was either that or he wanted too much money – directly crippling a team’s cap space with the alleged salary he demanded – for a player who would effectively be a backup quarterback.
A few years ago, Nike launched a 30th-anniversary advertisement campaign for the company’s famous “Just Do It,” slogan and had Colin Kaepernick be the face of it. It turned out that Nike had been keeping Kaepernick on the payroll the whole time; even releasing shoes and other apparel designed for the disgraced former athlete.
But now we’re learning this anti-President Trump apparel giant is closing its outlets due to the pandemic sweeping the nation.
The NFL’s official supplier of uniforms said last weekend, “The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority, so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).”
The closing will last from Monday to March 27th, but that might be a tad too optimistic. The White House implemented new guidelines to contain COVID-19 that included limiting a group of people in the same room to ten, but also noted that August might be the date before things return to normalcy, or “maybe July.”
The point is that nobody really knows.
Sports leagues across America planned to play with empty arenas initially, but after NBA star center of the Utah Jazz was diagnosed with the coronavirus, infected his all-star teammate Donovan Mitchell, the league announced its decision to suspend the regular season indefinitely.
And the other North American leagues followed their lead.
However, Nike announced they will still have online sales of course.
The clothing company added that other options for some employees would be offered, “including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.”
Stores in Asia will not be affected and they noted, “Our Nike-owned stores in South Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open and will continue their normal operation.”