Nike announced its “Just Do It” ad campaign on Monday, featuring former NFL player and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick. News of the campaign comes only days before the kickoff of the 2018 NFL regular season.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
However, this news was not welcome to all. Specifically, to fans who believe Colin Kaepernick has disrespected law enforcement, the military, the flag, anthem, and just about everything that makes America great.
As a result, some fans took to Twitter and took out their frustrations on their Nike gear:
— AlterAtYeshiva (@alteratyeshiva) September 4, 2018
First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. 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? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4
— Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018
Big & Rich singer John Rich tweeted a picture of a pair of socks with the Nike swoosh cut out:
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
Some went a different route:
— Superman (@Catholic2011) September 3, 2018
— Wayne Jones (@waynebjones123) September 3, 2018
— Daria Black (@Dancingdaria) September 4, 2018