How will conservatives react to Nike signing Colin Kaepernick? Let's see.

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    Wait, who did he vote for?
     
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    Nike is a huge corporation so I have no doubt that they’ve done the math and have come to the conclusion that the number of people who support Kap outnumber those who don’t.
     
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    Man... this is BALLS for a brand like Nike. I applaud their effort for using their microphone to try and effect social change, no matter if it hurts their bottom line, which I'm almost certain they will.
     
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    Any truth to the rumor that you now get a pair of police pig socks with every Nike purchase?

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    I have no problem with the kneeling, I support it completely, but I wish Kapernick wasn't the face of the movent. I really do think he is a complete douche.
     
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    Former Marine and current stupid douche canoe.
     
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    To expand on why I wish there was a different person for the cause...

    I just don't think Kaepernick is a martyr. He opted out of an 8 figure contract, he did so after winning 2 of his previous EIGHTEEN starts. I don't think he is "blackballed", we know the Broncos tried to sign him, I just think he wildly miscalculated his market. He, on talent alone, was probably looking at having to compete for a starters job on a 1 or 2 year deal, but he clearly wanted a starting job and a salary comparable to what he walked away from... so in the short term that killed his market and now the whole thing has gotten so blown up that I doubt any team wants any part of the headache. There have been many douche players in sports throughout time and they typically see their careers end before the non-douche because teams only deal with the headache while there is profit in it, there is very little upside to having Kaepernick on your roster.

    Furthermore, he didn't start his anthem protest until he lost his starting gig to Blane Gabbert. Literally, the same preseason week that Kaepernick lost out to Gabbert was the same week he started sitting down (not kneeling) during the anthem. I do not think that is a coincidence. If he hadn't sucked and lost his job I don't think he would have gone down this path.

    I totally agree with the players, I think they have every right to do what they can to make their voices heard... but don't think Kaepernick is the martyr that he is oft portrayed as.
     
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    Broncos tried to get Kaep to take a pay cut when they tried to trade for him. It never tried to sign him once released
     
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    Compliments to Nike for making this move. There is no room for our rights to be eroded by those who would.
     
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