College of the Ozarks, private Christian school, drops Nike over Kaepernick ad


College of the Ozarks, private Christian school, drops Nike over Kaepernick ad.

Nike has faced a major backlash and outrage from patriots all over America after the release of their new ad campaign. In it featured a close up of Colin Kaepernick’s face and text that read, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Many find irony in this ad because Kaepernick probably received a pretty hefty check from Nike for this ad campaign and even further, we have many military men and women who have genuinely sacrificed everything for this country.

A huge boycott of Nike has begun across the United States, some have even burned the Nike merchandise that they already own. And now a private Christian school has joined the boycott and dropped Nike from their school. Nike will no longer be used in their sports wear.

Via Fox News:

College of the Ozarks, which has approximately 1,400 undergraduates, competes in six sports — baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track and volleyball — as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The college stated that Kaepernick was “promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America.”

“If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them,” College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said. “We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.”

Kaepernick has to be making bank on his new ad campaign. The contract is for multiple years and includes his own apparel line, video ads and billboards featuring himself. Nike is also contributing to Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights charity. Wow, I’ve never seen such sacrifice like Kaepernick’s…

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