Sit down and be counted

Former Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad Tweets Support for
Colin Kaepernick
Breitbart Sports, by Dylan Gwinn    Original Article
 
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to Twitter on Monday, to lend support to anthem-protesting former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Ahmadinejad wrote: 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.#ColinKaepernick #NFL — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (@Ahmadinejad1956) September 3, 2018 Ahmadinejad served as Iran’s president from 2005-2013. During that time he ruthlessly suppressed all political opposition. Most notably in 2009, when he oversaw the murder and incarceration of
Did Nike make a huge NFL-like
mistake embracing Colin Kaepernick?
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
 
Is there business logic for Nike embracing Colin Kaepernick? I think there is, for the NFL and athletic shoe business are very different. In the conservative blogosphere, on Fox News, and among my friends, the name of Nike has been forever damaged by the brand’s embrace of Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the widespread disrespect for our flag by NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. (snip) Nike has recently been losing ground to Adidas. The endorsement power of Michael Jordan for the Air Jordan line of shoes had been hugely profitable, but that power is fading: (Tweets) Charles Robinson, NFL reporter for Yahoo

Nike shares drop amid backlash
over new Kaepernick ad
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Shares of Nike fell 3 percent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan. Former San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, posted a black-and-white close-up of himself on social media on Monday featuring the Nike logo and “Just do it” along with the quote, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Over 30,000 people were tweeting with the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Tuesday

There is then, of course, this:

Nike’s Kaepernick Ad Has Cost The Company Over $4 Billion So Far

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