This is rich. The clothing brand Nike calls Kaepernick and inspiration and hands him a multi-million dollar deal for single-handedly destroying a beloved American sport for fans everywhere. Kaepernick then goes on to brag about his ‘sacrifices’ after refusing to show respect to the men and women who made REAL sacrifices – our military.
According to RWN, TMZ is reporting that Colin Kaepernick just signed a new deal with Nike. He will become the new face of the “Just Do It” 30th-anniversary campaign for them. The deal was thrown together in the last couple of weeks and the former QB and current radical activist stands to make a bundle.
Darren Rovell of ESPN was the first to report the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States National Anthem to protest racial injustice in August of 2016.
Kaepernick wasted no time in posting the new ad. It reads, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Just do it.” Kaepernick’s legal team that is comprised of Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas cobbled the deal together just recently.
Nike’s VP, Gino Fisanotti, reported called Kaepernick ‘one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation’ when questioned about their decision. The player was the beginning of a long and ugly feud between fans and players who kneel to the American Anthem, landed a multi-million dollar deal because he is an ‘inspiration’?
Kaepernick has played the martyr through all of this by turning down a contract with the 49ers but claiming that he was blacklisted for his ‘protest’. Meanwhile, the great American pass time has fallen by the waste side.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. As ESPN reported, “Kaepernick’s contract was originally supposed to keep him with the Niners through 2020, but the team worked with the 29-year-old to revamp it before he reclaimed the starting job in October. … As part of the deal’s reconfiguration, Kaepernick traded $14.5 million in injury guarantees during the 2017 season for the opportunity to opt out of the deal early.”
In April 2017, the Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated $25,000 to Assata’s daughters, a group honoring convicted cop killer Assara Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after she was found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster.