Even though the effectiveness (or damage) that athletic shoe and sporting apparel giant Nike’s new ad campaign centered around militant ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick has yet to be fully assessed, there are some early indications that those who made the decisions on that one could end up being burned.
It’s one thing for Nike to dabble in promoting controversy to sell sneakers and quite another in making a widely-despised, cop-hating anti-American who is on record as being fan of Fidel Castro the face of it’s brand.
Kaepernick is an extremely divisive and polarizing figure who has been turned into a messianic figure by a corrupt media that is addicted to race-baiting and hatred of President Trump like crack cocaine despite his lack of any serious accomplishment other than prancing around in pig socks and becoming a gravy train for the SJW left.
Nike’s decision to stake it’s brand on the megalomaniac “race messiah” whose disciples have successfully hijacked the NFL, alienated millions of fans are are still on their knees in this newborn season after being paid $90 million in hush money and despite a new anti-protest rule that has already been rendered null and void may have been a bridge to far for many.
That’s certainly the case for a Colorado sporting goods store that is holding a fire sale on its Nike stock.
YOUR THOUGHTS: Prime Time Sports in Chapel Hills Mall is selling all of its Nike products at half price in protest against the company's decision to use Colin Kaepernick in a new ad campaign.
What do you think of the move? https://t.co/627X8KzBwg
— KRDO NewsChannel 13 (@KRDONC13) September 5, 2018
According to Colorado Springs ABC affiliate KDRO “Store in Chapel Hills Mall clearing out Nike merch in protest of Kaepernick ad”:
Colin Kaepernick sparked a nationwide debate when he took a knee during the National Anthem ahead of NFL games in protest of police brutality, but a store in a Colorado Springs mall is making a stand against Nike after the company picked Kaepernick as the face of its newest ad campaign.
Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a large sign festooned on the window saying “All Nike 1/2 Price” and “Still Choosing to Stand, Just Doing It.”
Prime Time Sports has been owned by Stephen Martin for 21 years, and he realizes he could go out of business because a large part of his inventory is the collection of NFL jerseys he offers — those official jerseys will be exclusive to Nike.
Martin sent a strongly worded letter to Nike in response to the company’s decision to use Kaepernick in the ad. Martin calls the company “the mother of all harlots” for their ad campaign, calling into question their use of the phrase “sacrificed everything.”
“According to me, he has sacrificed a salary,” Martin posted in a note on the window of Prime Time Sports. The note is surrounded by pictures of fallen service members. “Nothing compared to what every soul on our ‘Honor the Flag’ memorial wall that was built a few years ago has suffered and died for.”
Martin said the sale started Tuesday in an effort to permanently clear out all of his Nike inventory. We saw one customer who said she was drawn in by the store’s prominent sign.
Will Nike’s brand now become as tainted as Kaepernick?
Time will tell but good for Stephen Martin and Prime Time Sports for taking a stand. Now he just has to make sure that his insurance is paid up in the event that hate mobs ransack his business.
What was Nike thinking?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2018