The former embattled quarterback who cemented his name in being the most anti-American person on the face of the Earth now has a career in being one of the most infamously terrible people.
Kaepernick signed a huge contract with Nike recently where he was the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” brand, which led to more financial success for the former athlete. They loved this “martyrdom” route that he took and decided to profit off it.
But now these two recent news stories prove that he might bring down the corporation once and for all.
Colin Kaepernick used to be a decent quarterback in the NFL. He took his San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl, which he consequently lost.
Needless to say, the embattled quarterback made a name for himself when he first kneeled for the National Anthem back in 2016.
Many NFL players followed his pursuit of whatever he was trying to sell. – they “claim” it was police brutality against the African American community.
Those that are currently rostered in the NFL wanted to carry on his ridiculous legacy but they are few and far between.
They did two things recently that might seriously deteriorate its stock; they released an exclusive Nike Kaepernick jersey on the day that he settled with the NFL in the collusion case and at the same time Duke University star Zion Williamson busted through a Nike shoe in front of the whole world.
Both of these were bad looks for the worldwide apparel brand.
Zion Williamson might be the most coveted athlete to enter the upcoming NBA draft since LeBron James. In fact, he might have more of an upside and that’s not really a joke.
He has a vertical leap that is off the charts. No, literally, his vertical leap on the measuring stick needed to be put on weights because he just flat-out got to the top of it on his own two feet.
His draft stock is so high right now that tickets for the acclaimed UNC and Duke matchup were a minimum of $2,990 a piece. That’s insane.
Unfortunately for the superstar athlete, he literally busted through his poorly made Nike shoes in the first 33 seconds of the game and sprained his knee as a result.
Nike stock fell the next day.
The former quarterback settled his collusion lawsuit with the NFL for an undisclosed amount. A Bleacher Report journalist estimated it at 60-80 million dollars.
On that same day, Nike released an exclusive Kaepernick jersey for the occasion.
That’s kind of a shallow move, don’t you think?
You might remember that when they made Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” advertisement sales and stock prices soared.
But in the last week, Nike stock value fell but by only a little bit. It’s not over though. Not by a long shot.
To put it bluntly, Nike crippled one of the biggest athletes on the planet because of poorly designed shoes.
Then they emboldened an anti-American “martyr” with a jersey. This could be the end of Nike.