WATCH: Nike’s Go Up In Flames After Making Colin Kaepernick Face of 30th Anniversary

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in the spotlight once again after Nike decided to make him the face of their 30-year anniversary of the ‘Just Do It’ slogan.

Of course, Kaepernick rose to fame not for being a star (or starting) QB on the field, but for being a social justice warrior who watched his team play from the sidelines during the 2016 season while kneeling for the national anthem.

Many people, who are most likely supporters of President Donald Trump, are not thrilled with the shoe and apparel company’s decision.

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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro weighed in with his thoughts on the tweet above:

Others gave their opinions:

Is this move by Nike “strategically insane?” Well, from the looks of the tweet below of a pair of Nike’s going up in flames, it would sure appear that way.

Bleacher Report has more:

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports later reported that Kaepernick and Nike agreed to a new contract despite the fact Kaepernick has been with the company since 2011. Robinson added that “interest from other shoe companies” played a part in the new agreement.

Per Robinson, the contract is a “wide endorsement” where Kaepernick will have his own branded line including shoes, shirts, jerseys and more. According to Robinson, Kaepernick signed a “star” contract that puts him level with a “top-end NFL player” worth millions per year plus royalties.

Nike seems to be making a calculated political move by placing Kaepernick in their ad. Either that, or they are trying to capitalize monetarily on the unemployed quarterback’s popularity among Democrat voters.

What are your thoughts on the situation? Bad move by Nike or no big deal?

Share your thoughts in the comment section!

John S.
God, family, country, politics, baseball.
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