A private Christian college in Missouri announced Wednesday that its athletic teams would no longer wear apparel manufactured by Nike after the sportswear giant tapped Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement that Nike’s choice of Kaepernick was “promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America.” “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them,” Davis went on. “We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.” College of the Ozarks, which has approximately 1,400 undergraduates, competes in six sports — baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track and volleyball — as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Last year, the college added a stipulation to competition contracts, saying it would walk away from any game where the opposing team took a knee, sat or turned its back on the flag or anthem.
Absolutely AWESOME!! Major kudos to Mr. Davis and the folks at College of the Ozarks for standing up for principle, and walking the walk; not just talking the talk. Of course, this is a little college in Missouri. So, the impact to Nike won’t be very significant. BUT, just imagine some major NCAA college following this fine lead. Anyway, great job College of the Ozarks! Outstanding!! 🙂
Nike’s announcement Monday it would make Colin Kaepernick the face of its “Just Do It” campaign sparked a firestorm on social media — and literal fires, too. Some social media users took to Twitter to showcase their frustrations. Videos and photos showed fans completely destroying their Nike-branded apparel, with some going as far as letting the gear go up in flames. “First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country,” Twitter user Sean Clancy wrote. “I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive?” Clancy added a video of burning Nike sneakers to his tweet. John Rich, of the country music band Big & Rich, also shared a photo of the band’s soundman’s cut-up Nike socks. “Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks,” Rich wrote. “Former marine (sic). Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions.” Several other Twitter users joined in and showed how they were boycotting the brand. Nike announced Kaepernick would be a part of the campaign along with other star athletes, including Serena Williams and Odell Beckham Jr. “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt,” Kaepernick, who has been with Nike since 2011 and hasn’t played a down of football since he failed to re-sign with the 49ers following the 2016 season, posted on Twitter. Ex-CIA Director John Brennan and former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined a strangely diverse chorus of support for Kaepernick. Brennan, CIA Director from 2013-2017, tweeted his support for the former quarterback-turned-social-justice-activist. “Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America,” Brennan wrote. “He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution—‘in order to form a more perfect union.’ Well done, Colin, well done.” Ahmadinejad, who has lambasted the U.S. repeatedly over the years and led Iran from 2005-2013, also came out in support of Kaepernick. “The #NFL season will start this week, unfortunately once again @Kaepernick7 is not on a NFL roster. Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league,” he tweeted.
Wow.. Just consider all of that. Colin and that idiot (and MSNBC darling) John Brennan are on the same sheet of music as the former President of Iran (and Islamo-wacko who has funded terrorism and the proxy war against American troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere). That is VERY revealing! Glad I’m on the other side! If you have been buying Nike gear, made in China, ya might want to consider any other brand of sportswear. Shame on Nike for making that tool Colin the face of their latest campaign. To see some pics and videos, and to read the rest of this article, click on the text above. Unreal…