Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is adored by the mainstream media for taking a stand (by kneeling) against civil injustice.
That’s probably why Nike decided to make him the face of their 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan.
What Nike didn’t know, or maybe did know but didn’t care, was that Colin donated $25,000 to a group that honors a convicted cop killer.
Once people learn about this, it’s likely even more Nike’s will go up in flames.
From Daily Mail:
Colin Kaepernick’s $25,000 donation to a charitable group honoring a convicted cop killer has been revealed.
Kaepernick’s foundation made the donation to Chicago-based Assata’s Daughters, named after former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, in April as part of a $1million charitable pledge.
Shakur was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1973 shooting death of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster and sentenced to life in prison, but staged a daring jailbreak and now lives as a fugitive in Cuba.
Kaepernick, who is well known for his protests against police during the national anthem as a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, made the donation as part of his pledge to donate $100,000 a month for 10 months to ‘organizations working in oppressed communities’.
Assata’s Daughters was founded in 2015 to ‘develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata,’ according to the group’s website.
A hearty “Bronx cheer” for your selection of Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th Anniversary of your iconic “Just Do It” campaign.
Will his new Fall line include these sock *beauties*?
Be advised. Cops buy sneakers too …
Respectfully, Law Enforcement pic.twitter.com/6LNX0QenRf
— James A. Gagliano (@JamesAGagliano) September 3, 2018
Colin Kaepernick donated $25,000 to a charity named in honor of cop killer Assata Shakur, who was convicted of the 1973 murder of New Jersey Trooper Foerstar. Shakur escaped from prison and has been hiding out ever since in Cuba.
This is what Kaepernick thinks of police
— Linda Miller (@LHM49) September 8, 2018
Kinda like the left wing doesn’t talk about all the positives that the right does? Let’s talk about the fact he Kaepernick donated 20,000 to a group that is about honoring the cop killer Assata Shakur, why haven’t you seen this on the news?
— Donald J. Trump (@Hon3stAm3rica) September 7, 2018
— Gray Swindell (@grayswindell) September 7, 2018
Is Nike’s gamble paying off? Tucker Carlson debates…
just started sitting, which is generally disrespectful
• Gave $25K to the family of Assata Shakur in support of her actions of killing several cops
I'm not saying Colin Kaepernick is the worst guy ever, in fact I think he's misguided more than anything, but he's definitely…
— Diabetes (@DiabetesHose) September 6, 2018
Didn't know Nike actually supported the killing of cops. Kaepernick donated to Assata's Daughter's which is named after Assata Shakur whom is wanted by the FBI for killing a State Trooper amongst other felonies. #BoycottNike
— mulattowithattitude (@LT1500_06) September 4, 2018
It must be nice to ignore that Kaepernick idolizes cop killer, and FBI's most wanted Assata Shakur, legitimizes brutal dictatorships like Fidel Castro's, and wears socks depicting cops as pigs…
— Jack Hayes (@JackHay1776) September 6, 2018
Because of their association with Kaepernick, does this put Nike in bed with the group that honors Assata Shakur, too?[mashshare]