Nike’s controversial Kaepernick ad continues to draw fire.
Many Americans were offended by suggesting Kaepernick was “sacrificing everything” with his anti-American anthem protest.
But the sharpest rebuke yet came from a woman who knows what real sacrifice truly is.
Taya Kyle is the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Taya ripped Nike’s ad as “insulting to those who really have sacrificed everything.”
After all, Taya points out, what did the bench warming quarterback truly sacrifice?
Maybe he sacrificed the respect of some people while he gained the respect of others. Or maybe he used one career to springboard himself into a different career when the first was waning. I don’t know. What I do know is, he gained popularity and magazine covers he likely wouldn’t have gotten without getting on his knees or as you say, “believing in something.” I’m also thinking the irony is that while I am not privy to the numbers, it’s likely he gained a lucrative Nike contract.
You want to talk about someone in the NFL sacrificing everything? Pat Tillman. NFL STARTING, not benched, player who left to join the Army and died for it. THAT is sacrificing everything for something you believe in.
Taking a stand, or rather a knee, against the flag which has covered the caskets of so many who actually did sacrifice everything for something they believe in, that we all believe in? Well, the irony of your ad..it almost leaves me speechless. Were you trying to be insulting?
Taya concluded that after Nike’s offensive ad, she was taking her business elsewhere — more specifically, Under Armour.
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Talk of boycotting Nike has spread after the ad.
President Trump recently tweeted: “Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts.”
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
What are your thoughts?
Was the Nike ad insulting to America’s men and women in uniform — especially those who have sacrificed everything and returned home in flag-draped coffins?
Let us know in the comments below.