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I get it.

Agree with RCC on certain key issues == shit does not stink.

Please notice I have said nothing nice about police brutality in all this discussion. :)
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Colin Kaepernick is a football player who knows damn well that his career is measured in months, a couple of years if he's lucky. So what are his choices? Car dealership? Beer distributer ship? Racial politics?

Come on, what would you do? He has been brilliant though his PR team seems a bit amateurish. Nike is a company of whores and he was wise to sign up with them. Couple of speeches written for him, a couple of brooding photos, some cinema "verite" of him and some sad sack black kids out of central casting. A great gig. And well meaning useful idiots will justify and support and defend and provide the eloquence that he might not have. At least at this point, he probably figures let them take care of it, he'll be busy with the sex and drugs and rock and roll. Everyone should be surrounded by true believers to take a bullet if the need arises.

He's like every other committed socialist/commie/progressive/race baiter: Make sure that you take care of #1 first.
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On a day when 7 cops were shot in South Carolina, I thought I'd mention that Kaepernick gave the Marxist cop-killing advocacy group Assata's Daughters $25,000.
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The controversy over Gillette's new "woke" ad campaign reminded me of this.

There was a "boycott" and even a few efforts to "ban" Nike products.
A Georgia college has banned Nike from its school store, and a Louisiana mayor tried to ban the brand at city rec centers.
Has the boycott been effective? How is Nike doing lately?

Nike crushes earnings expectations, helped by strong online sales, shares surge
Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
Shares of the company were up 8 percent in premarket trading.
Nike said revenue grew in nearly every category, with footwear and apparel seeing growth in the double digits globally.
Well, I guess that settles it.

Too early to say whether Gillette's move will work or not, but I see that the ad already has almost 15 million views on Youtube. Probably a lot more than any conventional ad would get, if not "controversial".
A lot of "dislikes" on the video, but less than a million. So at least 15 people see the video for every one who bothers to downvote it.
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The people who called for a boycott of Nike were not ever part of their target demographic.

But how is the NFL doing? :)
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Nike Fires 8-Year-Old Shoemaker Responsible For Zion Williamson Injury

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Wow, look at that shoe. That 8-year-old who made it needs a good whuppin to larn him.
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More shade on "socially progressive" Nike:

Allyson Felix denounces Nike for failing to financially support athletes during pregnancy

It's like Nike doesn't have paid maternity leave for the athletes it sponsors.
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Oooh, now he's even vetoing shoe designs:

Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained, report says
Just don’t do it.

That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report.

Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
Wow. The shoes were already made and sent to retailers.
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I suppose I should admire his ability to translate his conceited incompetence into so much money and influence.

And people hate Trump.

At least he had a successful television show.

And does not have ridiculous hair.

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I'm skeptical Colin Kaepernick has that much influence.
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Good point.

He has "influence" in that idiots looking for an excuse find him useful.

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I think this is a contrived publicity stunt to fleece Kaepernick fans some more.

The cost of manufacturing and pulling the "limited edition" shoes is in effect part of the advertizing budget.
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At this point any story about Kaepernick is just celebrity gossip, so here's the latest.

Transgender Model Mia Isabella Confirms Colin Kaepernick Relationship; 49ers Quarterback Remains Silent
International Business Times
... Isabella originally remained quiet about her love for Kaepernick to “protect” him. “I loved him very much and he cared for me greatly, but in order to protect his brand I made him walk away from me,” she told International Business Times via email Monday. “Knowing the persecution he would face because I’m a Trans woman.” They have not spoken since late September ...
... and I need the publicity, so fuck protecting him.

Sports is show biz. 8)
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Extreme source fail and old story dated 2/8/16.
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The Morning Briefing: Inevitable—Everyone Hates Kaepernick Now
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In the three years since Colin Kaepernick knelt his way off of the San Francisco 49ers and out of the National Football League, the one thing the drama has lacked is ambivalence. People either hated him or viewed him as a social hero who was being mistreated and prevented from playing the game he loves.

Now everybody just hates him.

Throughout his supposedly unwanted hiatus from football, Kaepernick and those representing him have insisted that he is staying in playing shape and merely wanted a chance to showcase his skills for a team.

Last week, the NFL offered him that chance. The Nike hero was supposed to work out for twenty-five teams in Atlanta last Saturday.

As most of you probably know by now, the workout was derailed a bit because Kaepernick did what he truly does best: act like an insufferable prima donna.

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I spoke too soon. Somebody loves him. A lot of somebodies.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:32 pm I spoke too soon. Somebody loves him. A lot of somebodies.

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Kapernick could replace Brees in this climate.
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Funny, I was going to post that the Saints cut Brees and the Pats signed him.

I am finding the various Sports Dudes falling over themselves to virtue signal support for the idiot vexatious.

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