Kaepernick issues 'deserve our attention and action'

Sheri SchwartzSep 05, 2018

Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against the NFL that alleges that league owners colluded to deny him a chance to play in the NFL.

Kaepernick was the first to kneel during the national anthem before NFL games to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has made no secret of his opposition to the social justice protests during the national anthem.

Kaepernick and another former 49ers player, Eric Reid, have not been signed by any of the NFL's 32 teams since their protests spread around the league. He has since become an ardent supporter of racial injustice and the treatment of people of color by police authorities.

Nike's shares have dropped 2 percent after the company's decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new ad campaign, though the step has proved idiocy still knows no bounds as protesters "boycott" and sabotage merchandise.

Former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has added his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's new ad campaign with Nike via Twitter.

Rich tweeted on Monday night that a member of his crew cut the trademark swoosh off his socks and that he was also planning to burn them.

Trump has been a frequent critic of protesting National Football League players. "They pay a lot of rent".

The "Save a Horse [Ride a Cowboy]" singer took to social media to point out the time when Kaepernick wore socks that depicted cops as pigs during practice on August 10, 2016.

"As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way - I mean, I wouldn't have done it", he said.

Following the release of the campaign, people on Twitter started the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt, because that'll send a message obviously. Kaepernick has been a Nike athlete since 2011.

Some Kaepernick critics took that to mean sacrificing their Nike products.

Nike's decision has been heavily criticized by some customers who posted videos to social media of them burning and cutting up their Nike attire.

The NFL said in a statement Tuesday that it "believes in dialogue, understanding and unity", adding, "We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

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