Nike Manager Calls Police On Man For Waving Blue Line Flag Outside Of Store
Little Rock, AR - It only took about 15 minutes of quietly waving a blue line flag near a Nike store before the store manager called the police on Jimmie Cavin.
Cavin showed up to the parking lot on Thursday and quietly sat on his tailgate, waving his police support flag.
"Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store," he said in a video that he posted to Facebook.
Cavin told KLRT-TV that about 15 minutes into it, a Little Rock Police Officer showed up after the Nike store manager called police.
"Of course, we chatted," Cavin told the news station. "He realized I wasn't doing anything wrong."
"I mean, just an ol' redneck sitting on his tailgate waving a flag," he said.
After the officer talked to Cavin and realized that he was doing nothing wrong, the officer left.
"So, Nike called the police on the guy supporting the police for supporting the police," Cavin told KLRT.
After the story hit the news, people began to speculate that Cavin was actually causing some sort of disturbance.
"I want to provide some clarity about what happened at the Nike store yesterday," Cavin posted on Friday. "Please watch the video."
"This was what I was doing.....That’s it...I pulled in the parking space...Got out...Dropped the tailgate...Sat on it...And waved the flag...That’s it," he posted. "I didn’t approach the store...I didn’t talk to any employees...I didn’t talk to any customers going in & out of the store...I just sat on the tailgate waving the flag......And the store Manager called the Police."
"Now everyone think about something for me," he added. "If I was doing the Same Thing only I was waving a Anti-Police flag in front of a business & it’s manager called the Police then what do you bet it would be National News ?? What do you bet ???"
A Nike spokesperson told KLRT that they respect the right to protest.
Nike's new ad campaign features millionaire Colin 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.
Blue Lives Matter has called to boycott Nike to show them that they can't put officers' lives at risk just to make money.