Kirsters Baish| The popular sports brand Nike has been receiving some serious negative backlash from Americans after naming former 49ers quarterback and anthem protest mastermind Colin Kaepernick as the new face of their 30th anniversary campaign. The reason? Kaepernick’s anti-police behavior began when he wore socks depicting cops as pigs for football practice.
The left has been behind the former 49ers quarterback, celebrating him for his anti-police mentality.
This past Monday, Nike made the announcement that they were bringing on Kaepernick as the new face of their 30th anniversary campaign. Then, on Tuesday the Fraternal Order of Police released their own statement on Nike’s decision to hire on Kaepernick.
Take a look at the statement:
“If Nike chooses to create an ad campaign featuring a former quarterback who describes cops as ‘pigs’ and makes large donations to the family of a convicted cop killer and wanted fugitive, Joanne Chesimard, who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, they are free to do so. (Continued Below)
“Since 2016, 381 officers have been killed in the line of duty. They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind. All of the men and women in law enforcement believe in something and are prepared to sacrifice everything.
“Ultimately, this ad campaign will end and our nation will no longer associate ‘sacrifice’ and ‘sneakers.’ Instead, we will once again associate ‘sacrifice’ with our fellow Americans in our military and police departments who stand in harm’s way to protect the rest of us and our right to express ourselves.”