Nike did what they did best this week, stirring up controversy and playing both sides in order to make a buck.
By being the inflammatory, “cutting edge” brand that they believe to be, Nike has made a name for themselves with some fairly controversial subjects; the latest being their brand new campaign featuring out of work footballer Colin Kaepernick whose polarizing views on the police and “racial injustice” have touched off a fierce debate in America.
In the immediate aftermath of their announcement regarding the anthem-kneeler’s new job, stocks for the company tanked….
Col. Frank Milstead, the head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety is slamming Nike’s latest ad campaign featuring the ‘sacrifice’ of washed out NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Milstead tweeted a picture of Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was murdered in July by Isaac King.
Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign featuring Kaepernick has been widely criticized. Former NFL football fans have posted videos of themselves destroying their Nike merchandise. Kaepernick was the first NFL player to “take a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem.
On September 4, Jimmy Chavez, Chairman of the National Troopers Coalition contacted Nike CEO Mark Parker to condemn the bizarre Kaepernick campaign….