Kaepernick Turns His Back on Nike, Causes Major Controversy with Latest Move

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September 13, 2018Sep 13, 2018

Colin Kaepernick is one of the most polarizing figures in America. He is credited with starting the anthem protests in the NFL where players take a knee to protest police brutality and inequality.

However, many people feel that the protests are targeted at police in an unjust manner. A lot of patriotic citizens also feel that by kneeling during the anthem that players are disrespecting the nation, our troops, and the flag.

Recently, Nike featured Colin in an ad about sacrifice and believing in causes important to your own heart. A lot of critics were very upset with the fashion brand and felt numerous Nike boycotts have already begun.

However, Colin is apparently turning his back on the company. He is now creating his own product to sell in place of the Nike gear that bears his name.

"Thank you 2 each & every 1 of you that supported this journey. The Official Limited Edition #IMWITHKAP jersey released today instantly sold out! ALL PROFITS will go 2 support @yourrightscamp! Sign up 4 our newsletter at http://Kaepernick7.com & be the first 2 know what’s next!" he wrote on his Twitter account.

"The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — who launched the anti-American protests of the national anthem prior to NFL games in 2016 after losing his starting quarterback role — has also now launched his own line of branded apparel, separate from the Nike merchandise that will bear his brand," reported the Conservative Tribune.

The jerseys will be selling for $175. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kaepernick's organization on inspiring social justice warriors for the next generation.

"As a comparison, Nike store NFL player jerseys range in price from as low as $80 to as much as $325, and jersey-like T-shirts sell for about $40. Kaepernick’s non-Nike jerseys are thus greatly marked up and placed on par with Nike’s 'elite' and 'limited' line jerseys, which sell for $325 and $150, respectively. Production and distribution costs are unknown, but it doesn’t take a math wizard to guess that whatever remained would still be a healthy profit — all going into Kaepernick’s pocket once the 20 percent donation to the social justice camp was covered," reported Western Journal.

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