Green Beret Who Convinced Kaepernick To Kneel Questions 'Sacrifice Everything'

U.S. Army Green Beret Nate Boyer is questioning the Nike "sacrifice everything" ad.

Seattle, WA - The U.S. Army Green Beret who convinced Colin Kaepernick to kneel in protest is questioning Kaepernik's role in the latest Nike ad about "sacrificing everything."

Colin Kaepernick started his protests of police by sitting during the national anthem during a pre-season game in 2016.

Green Beret Nate Boyer, who played one game in the NFL in the 2015 preseason, convinced Kaepernick that kneeling in protest would be less disrespectful to veterans.

Kaepernick began kneeling, but made the situation worse by saying that he was actually protesting the flag in addition to claiming 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 at the time.

Now, Nike's new ad 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.

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Boyer insisted that he doesn't think Kaepernick is protesting the anthem, just protesting during it, but he questioned the wording of the Nike ad while speaking with KIRO Radio's Dori Monson.

Its dangerous territory to suggest something like that for me, when I hear sacrifice everything, the last thing I think about is money, Boyer said to Monson. "Weve been taught that since we were children. Money isnt everything, and if its a matter of sacrificing money or your brand, thats far different than sacrificing your life.

Nike is a business. Theyre trying to sell sneakers. I dont think in our history weve really seen a revolutionary who has a brand sponsor, as far as I know. Colin is more of a pop-culture icon, Id say. Hes a very big one, and hes obviously a a huge advocate and a voice to many voiceless. But at the same time, this is a very different situation, and I dont think Nike would do this if they didnt think it was profitable. Im not saying hes not deserving at all, thats not what Im saying what Im saying is all of those brands and nonprofits are absolutely capitalizing on his fame.

Blue Lives Matter has called to boycott Nike to show them that they can't put officers' lives on the line to make money.

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.

Comments (54)
thebronze
thebronze

Fuck Kapperneck and Fuck Nike.

karenek
karenek

Supposedly Nike stock took a dive after their announcement, now it says sales surged after ad launch. Which is it?

Rving
Rving

The guy who told him to kneel, needs his head examined...he makes zero sense. Recommending something disgusting to someone who hasnt given 5 minutes or one dime to his opressed. Trump asked these guys who are complaining cop haters, to give him names of some of the poor souls whom they think have been treated unfairly. No one has yet to receive a list of names...This entire thing is a crock and this Green Beret needs to get himself educated.

hangemhigh
hangemhigh

Like it or not, most of the TV networks say they will not televise the National Anthem except on special occasions like Veterans Day. The NFL has apparently changed their collective mind again, whatever that means. Apparently, the kneelers will not be fined. Just as well, now they won't be able to cry in front of the mass media. Less publicity for their bogus cause. Anyway, the TV "blackout" of the NFL Kneelers means their racist protest against America and the police will be blocked from the general public. Good, they can protest on their own time marching with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton through the South Side of Chicago telling the parents not to let their children grow up to be gangsters.