The largest police organization in America sent a message that Nike won’t like

Nike spat in the face of law enforcement with their newest ad campaign.

The ad features national anthem protester and ex-NFL QB Colin Kapernick with the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

But the largest police organization in the country just sent a message to Nike they won’t like.

The Fraternal Order of Police has a membership of more than 325,000 sworn law enforcement officers.

They took offense at Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick ad campaign and they issued this devastating statement:

“Colin Kaepernick and all Americans have the constitutional right to freely express their views, even if they are uninformed and inflammatory. Indeed, law enforcement officers have an obligation to defend these rights and we do so every day, even in those cases when the views expressed are hostile, hateful or offensive to the men and women of law enforcement.

“The Fraternal Order of Police has been called upon to boycott Nike for capitalizing on this former professional football player because he attracts controversy. In our experience, boycotts and similar exercises do not succeed and often serve only to enrich the company – which is not what we want to do. Our members, and, for that matter, any American citizen, understands when the law enforcement profession is being insulted – we have no doubt they will make their purchases with that insult in mind.

“If Nike chooses to create an ad campaign featuring a former quarterback who describes cops as ‘pigs’ and makes large donations to the family of a convicted cop killer and wanted fugitive, Joanne Chesimard, who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, they are free to do so.

“Since 2016, 381 officers have been killed in the line of duty. They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind. All of the men and women in law enforcement believe in something and are prepared to sacrifice everything.

“Ultimately, this ad campaign will end and our nation will no longer associate ‘sacrifice’ and ‘sneakers.’ Instead, we will once again associate ‘sacrifice’ with our fellow Americans in our military and police departments who stand in harm’s way to protect the rest of us and our right to express ourselves.”

Colin Kaepernick famously wore socks to practice depicting cops as pigs.

His pro-Black Lives Matter national anthem protests have resulted in increased hostility towards law enforcement.

Now Nike is thumbing their nose in the face of law enforcement.

They thought it was a good idea to make Kaepernick the face of their massive new ad campaign, but that decision is backfiring on them.

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156 Responses

  1. SweetOlBob says:

    The whole thing has blown up and it’s the Owners fault. If some of these “heroes”had been fired, as they should have been, the ridiculous, false protest would have died.
    But the owners were afraid to fire one of their no-neck, concussion prone, troglodytes because it may have given an advantage to the teams that let the hulks show their azz.
    These kneeling jerks are not more than performers. The are not any more heroes than the nut banging his head on the wall back at “The Home” !
    I don’t want to watch either one of them. And anyone who supports their childish, insulting, unpatriotic display is also off the table with me.

  2. SweetOlBob says:

    n wilson:
    Crapernick is a perfect example of a third string anything. The owners of the NFL need to lose a bunch of money because of their fear of peeing off some of their big, aboriginal, stars and allowing their teams names to be associated with such a farce. The concussion prone jerks can protest all they want, but when they insult the United States of America, or her anthem, they can go to Somalia or hell . Take their pick.

  3. SweetOlBob says:

    Joe:
    Second the motion. Both brands are way overpriced !

  4. SweetOlBob says:

    It seems to me that his “girlfriend” has an awful lot of influence on his decisions.
    Could it be that he is just a trifle “Kitty” whipped ?
    Sure looks like it !

  5. Cliff says:

    No longer buying Nike and I stopped buying Levi’s years ago, I do not agree with eather one and won’t support them.

  6. BwaHa says:

    I quit buying Nike, Levi, crap decades ago. I’ve been buying Carhartt jeans, shirts, etc. ever since. I don’t know, perhaps I saw all of this coming back when Nike bought most of the college teams sports programs in the Nation… errr, I mean funded them… no, no, dammit. My bad… I mean “outfitted” them. Either way, nike, Levi AND krappernickle can kiss my 65 yrs. old, 40+ yrs. retired cop’s arse!

  7. zee says:

    Soooo, Nike Gladly takes ‘a hit’ in market shares
    FOR a TAX WRITE 0FF. 0k? that’s All this is.
    ie Drop stocks take a write 0ff & then Rebuy. Capish, no?
    > Now Levi Strauss prefers to follow suit.
    > This IS ‘stock market’ Stufff. & ‘using’ a Political Venue
    for ultimate GAIN. ADD Nike To Your Portfolio or 401K.

  8. Leon Donahue says:

    Krappernick calls the Police “PIGS” while he SLOPS AT THE TROUGH OF GREED!

  9. Ron Lowrider says:

    I think that a little Blue Flu should hit on Sunday morning, then let’s see who’s going to protect the millionaire car’s and their belongings.

  10. Mike Baumgartner says:

    Nike is appealing to its global market hoping to increase sales with anti American sentiment. Meanwhile here in the USA. I attended a community event yesterday of about 150 people. I saw 1 pair of Nikes. The kid wearing them was sitting with his feet crossed in an attempt to conceal the swoosh.

  11. Pace Magnum says:

    Lets face it everyone, Kaepernick never really was a good professional football player. He is like those one hit wonder bands that just fade away. This is the only way he will get any attention, and probably the only way he will be able to make a living.

  12. Dan says:

    It’s spelled “ad”, you idiot.

  13. Cecil Simmons says:

    You need to read Charlie’s comment again.

  14. Joe says:

    The NFL can go to HELL! And take Nike and Levies with them!

  15. JAMES360 says:

    AS A MARKETING GUY, I AGREE—LET’S SEE WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE REALLY AT; LET THEM TAKE THE REAL SIDE THEY ARE. THAT WE WE KNOW HOW THEY REALLY FEEL ABOUT AMERICA

  16. sheldon Nadler says:

    Facebook has deleted almost all my posts that deal with the moronic Demcrats and thier BS! Nike and the NFL can go f–k themselves. I stopped watching in 2016 and my felloe Vietnam vet friends have also tuned out the NFL games!

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