Nike recently announced that Colin Kaepernick would be part of a major advertising campaign. The sportswear giant has signed a new deal with the former San Francisco 49rs quarterback with the campaign slogan: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
After learning about the new sponsorship deal, some threatened to boycott Nike and others even burned their items from the company in protest. Upset customers took to social media and shared videos of them destroying their apparel.
#BoycottNike hashtag goes viral on social media among pro-Trump supporters
The campaign is a backlash against the new Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is now a free agent but was a San Francisco 49ers quarterback for six years.
In 2016, Kaepernick was the first player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest. Other players then began to follow his lead and took a knee as well.
Kaepernick and other NFL players insisted that the reason behind their kneeling during the national anthem was a protest about police brutality that resulted in deaths of unarmed black Americans. However, critics, as well as President Donald Trump, still believed that they disrespected the flag when they did it.
This season, all NFL players are required to standing during the national anthem, but there is an option of staying off the field until the ceremony has ended.
Social media users destroyed their Nike shoes and socks to protest the ad campaign.
Trump supporters hate Kaepernick for kneeling in protest during the anthem.
Nike customers had been setting their items on fire.
A spokeswoman for Nike, Sandra Carreon-John, said:
“Colin has been a Nike athlete since 2011. Colin is one of a number of athletes being featured as part of our 30th anniversary of Just Do It.”
Syrian Refugee Stuck In Airport Receives Numerous Marriage Proposals
He’s been living in the arrivals lounge for almost six months!
A Syrian man has found himself in a similar situation to Tom Hanks in the film The Terminal. The young refugee has been living in a Malaysian airport for almost half a year. Interestingly, he is getting a lot of marriage proposals that could potentially get him out of his current predicament.
Hassan Al-Kontar has been living in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 since March after being trapped by diplomatic bureaucracy. The young man, who had already been denied in Cambodia because his visa is not qualified, has stayed in the arrivals lounge for almost six months. After all, if he decides to go through migration, he will be deported to Syria.
Al-Kontar is stuck in the airport because Malaysia is not a signatory of the 1951 Refugee Convention.
Rude Woman Refused To Sit Beside Crying Baby On Plane, Gets Instant Karma
Do you think she got what she deserves?
Karma strikes almost instantly, and most people know that their actions will either have a positive or negative effect. It is also satisfying to watch when people get what they deserve for what they have said or done.
Take Susan Peirez, for example. She felt that she was above everyone else for being a US government employee, but one flight attendant quickly put her feet back on the ground.
It all started when Susan realized that she would be sitting next to Marissa Rundell and her baby during the flight.
Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA And Defenders In Ruthless Tweets
This has got to be one of the most entertaining Twitter wars out there.
When PETA aimed at Baltimore’s seafood scene with a giant billboard of a crab, a local restaurant wasn’t too happy about it. The city is known for its “Maryland crab" or blue crab, so the attempt to get people to stop eating seafood was not taken well by everyone.
PETA urged locals to stop eating crabs by making a billboard of a crab with the tagline, “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the individual. Go Vegan.” So Jimmy's Famous Seafood decided to roast PETA and its defenders in ruthless tweets.