Conservatives are boycotting Nike.
The shoe company chose anti-American anthem protester Colin Kaepernick to be a spokesman.
But the reason why Nike chose Kaepernick will make your skin crawl.
Kaepernick said he was protesting police killing unarmed black suspects.
But FBI data shows the issue is not widespread.
In 2017, around only 20 unarmed black suspects were shot by the police.
All loss of life is tragic.
But 20 questionable shootings in a country of 325 million people is not an epidemic.
The facts didn’t matter. Protests broke out all over the league.
Players on various teams copied Kaepernick.
Many blasted the players for disrespecting the military.
But the protesters said their kneeling wasn’t an attack on the country.
However, Kaepernick said something different.
He said he wouldn’t stand for a country that oppresses black people.
Kaepernick really began the protest out of his disdain for America.
The press ignored that inconvenient truth.
Even though leftists hate America, they have to be careful about how they express it.
But leftists are becoming more and more obvious about their true feelings.
Million Dollar Crybaby
Pro athletes live pampered lives.
They make millions for playing a game.
Conservatives don’t have a problem with that.
In fact, leftists have traditionally been the ones attacking sports.
What bothers people on the right is talk of oppression from privileged athletes.
It’s not possible to be making $10 million while being oppressed.
Athletes and Hollywood celebs are alike in their tone-deaf lectures to the rest of the country.
If the players have grievances, they can air them without disrespecting the flag.
Nevertheless, the NFL chose to give in to the players’ demands.
League owners agreed to give $89 million to social causes of the players’ choosing.
Part of that money is even funding a program to train leftist activists.
Even that wasn’t enough.
The protests continue to this day.
But at this point, nobody even knows what the goal is.
Dumb Line in the Sand
The players continue to protest for no reason.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick is still out of the league.
He’s suing the NFL for collusion. But his case is flimsy.
Based on performance, it’s easy to believe why no team would want him.
When factoring in how much of a distraction he is, he’s locker room poison.
That didn’t stop Nike from signing him.
But the reason why is terrible.
According to TMZ:
“Industry sources tell TMZ Nike’s customer base is ‘significantly urban’ and the company felt the decision would be solidly embraced…Our sources say Nike has made a calculated decision to become ‘a partner in social change.’’
Nike is intentionally splitting its fan base.
It’s so stupid, only a leftist could do it.
Michael Jordan uttered one of the smartest statements ever by an athlete.
When asked why he wasn’t more political, he said, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
Sports is a unifying force.
But the left seems intent on destroying that.
Of all the athletes to choose, Nike picked a guy who’s out of the league and mired in a lawsuit.
This was all about politics.
Nike is trying to pander to “urban” people.
They also want to shield themselves from criticism of their Asian sweatshops.
But most people see through the fake social justice ploy.