A local sporting goods store in Colorado Springs, Colorado abruptly pulled all Nike products from their shelves Thursday; citing the iconic brand’s controversial advertisement campaign featuring professional protester Colin Kaepernick.
According to NBC, the owner of Prime Time Sports decided to ditch the shoemaker after their “Sacrifice Everything” campaign went viral on social media, saying “I gotta do what I gotta do. I’m just doing it”
The owner recalls his father-in-law’s experience as a Prisoner of War, adding “He said the hardest part for me was watching his fellow soldiers get beat up and killed in front of him and he couldn’t defend them because it would have cost him his life.”
“So Colin, you don’t know what sacrifice is, you just don’t know what it is, in my opinion,” he added.
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HANNITY TO NIKE: This is What REAL SACRIFICE Looks Like
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night, Sean took a minute to remind Nike executives what “real sacrifice” looks like after the iconic brand named Colin Kaepernick as the face of its new ad campaign.
“Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick […] famously refused to stand for the national anthem during the games. Nike is now using Kaepernick to headline its new ad campaign: ‘Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything,’” said Hannity.
“I’d like to take a moment to remind Nike executives that ‘sacrificing everything’ is not a multi-millionaire, social justice warrior whose greatest feat of bravery is kneeling on a football field,” he added. “Those who sacrifice everything can be found on the ground in Afghanistan as we speak.”
Watch Sean’s opening monologue above.
JUST BLEW IT: Nike Releases Controversial Kaepernick ‘SACRIFICE EVERYTHING’ Commercial
Nike officially unveiled its controversial ad campaign Wednesday featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick; featuring the infamous anthem protester saying “believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
“If people say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do: Good. Stay that way. What non-believers fail to understand is that calling your dreams crazy is not an insult, it’s a compliment,” says Kaepernick.
“Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody… Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” he adds.
Watch Nike’s controversial ad above.