Nike has been making Americans really mad by hiring football washout Colin Kaepernick to be the face of their “Just Do It” campaign. But we doubt anyone expected Americans to be this furious with the shoe company.
On Monday, around 4,997 people showed up to Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to dump their products at the un-American company’s doorstep. The Beaverton Gazette reports:
Approximately 5,000 people came to Nike world headquarters to dispose of their shoes – a protest apparently spurred by the company’s decision to hire former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for their 2018 Just Do It ad campaign.
Kaepernick made millions of Americans angry when he began kneeling during the National Anthem. Kaepernick defended his actions by saying that he was protesting a racist country that “don’t give a **** about” him.
There were a small number of counter-protesters, but they were outnumbered by those who were demonstrating against Nike by at least 4 to 1.
A Nike spokeswoman said “no comment” when asked about the pile of shoes being dumped in front of their headquarters.
In total, more than 13,946 pairs of shoes were dumped at Nike’s doorstep — a massive statement against their decision to hire an anti-white racist to do their ads.