Blue Lives Matter Calls For Boycott Of Nike For Pushing Make-Believe Story

Blue Lives Matter is encouraging people to avoid Nike products.

Nike has launched their new marketing campaign focused around a make-believe story centered on Colin Kaepernick. The campaign has prompted Blue Lives Matter to call for a boycott of the company.

The company's campaign features Kaepernick with the words "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Kaepernick's "sacrifice" is an apparent reference to the former NFL player's inability to get re-hired after voluntarily quitting the NFL.

The "believe in something," is an apparent reference to Kaepernick calling police officers murderers, and kneeling in protest to the American flag.

The choice of Colin Kaepernick by Nike to be 'the Face' of their 30th Anniversary Campaign is an affront to every American law enforcement officer," Blue Lives Matter's National Spokesman, Randy Sutton said.

"Nikes pandering to Kaepernicks brand of politically correct hate mongering against those who serve this Nation behind a badge and the disrespect he has sown to the symbols of love of our country reveals how corrupt Nike has become," Sutton added. "When an organization is more concerned with profits than with the values of justice and service that thousands have given their lives to preserve, they reveal what they truly stand for....greed and dishonor.

As an organization, Blue Lives Matter tends to avoid calling for boycotts. A company needs to do something exceptional to prompt a boycott call from Blue Lives Matter.

Blue Lives Matter has previously called for only one other boycott, in response to Ben & Jerry's marketing campaign promoting the false narrative of Black Lives Matter.

Police officers are actually getting assassinated over this false, anti-police messaging. When companies push the outrageous message that police are targeting black people for violence, they are putting officers' lives at risk to boost their profits.

By showing these companies that they'll only lose money by defaming police officers, we take away the financial incentive for these marketing campaigns.

Show your support for real heroes who sacrifice everything with a blue line Believe In Something shirt.

Kaepernick started kneeling on the field during the National Anthem in the pre-season of 2016, protesting the flag over allegations that American police officers are racist killers.

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," Kaepernick said.

Kaepernick even sported socks depicting police officers as pigs along with his Nike shoes.

The protest later expanded even further to be a protest of President Donald Trump by some after the president spoke out against the protest.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season and sat out the 2017 NFL season when no other teams signed him.

His teammate Eric Reid was a vocal supporter of the anthem protests. Reid also didn't sign again with the 49ers, and became a free agent.

Both players have since been unemployed and have filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging a conspiracy to keep them out of the game in retaliation for the upheaval caused by the kneeling.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Both players have since been unemployed and have filed a lawsuit against the NFL alleging a conspiracy to keep them out of the game in retaliation for the upheaval caused by the kneeling."

So ...."how do you like dem apples" boys? Nothing says they cant go and get another job elsewhere. Of course another job won't pay Jack, and will require actual effort and real work....but of course ,decisions have their consequences. Oh, wait, do you mean no one ever taught you this? They both have not yet learned but there may still be time to sign up this semester for that 3 credit freshman course called -- " "Play the damn game and STFU 101".

Please sign up quickly as this class tends to be popular with the NFL. Oh, and BTW- Since Obama is no longer in office this class is no longer graded pass/fail boys.

Mastodon
Mastodon

Some of the things NIKE supporters seem to be OK with...

Escalating Sweatshop Protests Keep Nike Sweating - July 2017

Inside the Nike lawsuit: Allegations of groping, nude photos, ignored complaints - Aug 2018

Budman
Budman

Boycott NFL, Nike and this douche bag!!

hangemhigh
hangemhigh

Interestingly enough Nike is being sued for a hostile work environment, having a "boys club" culture.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Surprised that any of you here consider yourselves part of Nike's target demographic.

Unless you happen to be an urban, athletic, stylish millennial or Gen Z that ALSO doesn't like Colin Kaepernick.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Another note. If you play the stock market, right now would be a great time to invest in Nike. A lot of you haven't caught on that a conservative boycott never ends in permanent damage to a company, and in many, many cases, results in a stock price surge sooner rather than later. It's called Drop & Pop.

Remember the conservative boycott against Nordstrom last year? Yeah they dropped for a few weeks and now have surged past where they were when Trump decided to say something about them.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

@Hi_pieceofshit, I know you got these by the truck load. Although Im not sure how a retired sailor living in moms basement is Nikes target demographic.

Gramercy
Gramercy

No NIKE money coming from this conservative Senior..who buys MUCHO for MAS!

Bigg59
Bigg59

Brand New Guess who lost 4 Billion Dollars yesterday Yep Nike back another THUG good for you NIKE hope you go under

Marxest
Marxest

A conservative boycott? I can't remember if that ever worked. Anyway, in the spirit of non law enforcement related news, this just in: NIKE will do okay. NIKE makes money all day, everyday. Colin Kaepernick is a law abiding citizen and a great athlete and role model. Why shouldn't he not be the temporary face of NIKE? He's not a thug nor has he ever been convicted of a crime. You don't like him because he criticized the police and offended your stringent "conservative values"? Grow thicker skin. There are plenty of people who have said stupid things, racist things and Blue Lives Matter doesn't raise an issue. Real Hypocritical.

satmantoo
satmantoo

Blue Lives Matter has my support!!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

What that idiot did was after he was benched and he thought this would help him get his starting job back by taking an knee in protest?!?! I have only had a few of there products not a big fan anyway but I will not buy any of there products again!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Low_EST IQ said "Second, Nike stock is up higher than it was prior to their new campaign. I earned a little money today in the stock marketing." "It be's a great investingment".

...and to which he promptly spent his $2.37 profit on a Grape soda, a bag of chips and a package of Ding Dongs. Mmmm, so good.

Rleeper676
Rleeper676

Guess by using the NFL is the only way they can make money! They must never have heard of GETTING A JOB!

Rleeper676
Rleeper676

Supposed to be suing.

MrsS
MrsS

I haven't bought anything from Nike since long before that asshat started his "protest" and they didn't drop him. Their goods are all made in third-world sweatshops. Who can enjoy products with the blood of exploited children's little hands on them? "The Verdict: Not Good Enough GoY-Ratings_2

We rate Nike ‘Not Good Enough’ based on information from the 2017 Ethical Fashion Report and our own research. Though Nike has a few promising environmental measures in place, it’s clear that the company does not do as well as it should. It needs to make serious changes in most areas. With an annual revenue of over $30 billion, they can certainly afford it! We notice that arch-rival Adidas (rated ‘Good’ GoY-Ratings_4) has stepped up its game, improving its transparency and environmental practices.

Just (Don’t) Do It"