So Nike does an ad with Kaepernick and the country seems to have gone insane. People are burning their Nike products (cause what is more sensible than burning things you spent damn good money on, right) … Well, now this Louisiana mayor has decided to ban Nike products from the city recreation facilities. He put out a memo stating, “Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation facility.”
His own city councilman spoke out against his actions. My take from this is that people are upset Nike used a man who exercised his rights to peaceful protest for a cause that America needs to be made aware of and work on correcting. Um okay – that is not how Americans should be acting. First of all, Kaepernick did nothing illegal or immoral. Second, the cause for which his actions are being used to gain attention for effect every state, county, and city in this country!
I say GREAT job NIKE and thank you Kaepernick for sticking to your cause, a cause that everyone should want resolution for. To this mayor, I say shame on you! Instead of trying to lift up your citizens you are part of the problem this country is trying to fix.
I was just made aware that Ford has also taken on Kaepernick as an endorsement, what’s next – gonna remove all Ford vehicles from the city’s property as well?
Link to article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/louisiana-nike-ban-kenner-kaepernick-ben-za_us_5b95ed59e4b0511db3e3be42?ncid=APPLENEWS00001