Disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick is finding out the hard way that nobody wants to be associated with his anti-American attitude anymore.
His friend and superstar rapper Jay-Z just struck a deal with the NFL to collaborate on events including the Super Bowl and social justice issues. Many people believe Jay-Z stabbed him in the back.
And now Nike just defied Kaepernick in the most pro-police way imaginable.
Nike has always had anti-American former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s back but maybe they’re getting a little sick of his attitude.
The biggest sports apparel brand in the world sought out the divisive anthem-kneeler to be the face of their 30th anniversary of the “Just do it” slogan, which sent a shockwave of boycotts though America.
Some reports said the worldwide apparel brand kept Kaepernick on payroll even after he was out of the league for two years because they had been planning for that moment.
Nike doubled down and shotgun an American-themed Kaepernick shoe with a Betsy Ross flag on the heel – the flag with thirteen stars that signifies how many colonies joined forces to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War.
Of course, he cried foul over the shoes and single-handedly had Nike cancel the roll out of the shoes because he said the Betsy Ross flag was designed at a time when slavery was still going on and therefore it was racist.
It’s enough to make you roll your eyes. And maybe Nike is fed up with it too because the City of New York has struck a two-year deal with the global apparel brand to provide the New York Police Department uniforms and branded items.
A city committee signed off on the deal, which will return five percent of Nike’s sales of the NYC-branded items — such as the NYPD and FDNY logos — to New York’s tourism company, NYC & Company
New York’s city hall claims that it will earn a guaranteed $20,000 a year from the NYPD merchandise.
How do you think Kaepernick feels about that?
Kaepernick has always had an anti-police stance and even claimed in 2016 that police brutality against minorities was the reason he kneeled in the first place.
He told the media in 2016, “There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. People are being given paid leave for killing people. That’s not right. That’s not right by anyone’s standards.”
Of course he would just ignore that and many of the examples Kaepernick provides is due to their refusal to be compliant with the police officers.
Kaepernick posted a heinous graphically violent video of many examples on the three-year anniversary of the first time he kneeled during a preseason game in 2016.
The video attached features clips of the player’s many protests during that fateful 2016 season.
But the video soon segues from scenes of his protests to scenes of others protesting the police, including relatives of men who died in police custody such as the father of Mike Brown, Alton Sterling’s mother, and Nicholas Thomas’ mother.
The video ends with graphic images of police violence and images of protests against the police.
Today marks the three year anniversary of the first time I protested systemic oppression. I continue to work and stand with the people in our fight for liberation, despite those who are trying to erase the movement! The movement has always lived with the people! ✊🏾
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 14, 2019
Maybe Nike has had it with Kaepernick and striking a deal with the NYPD was a direct message to him.