Nike Manager Calls Police On Man For Waving Blue Line Flag Outside Of Store

Jimmie Cavin had the police called on him for visibly supporting the police.

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 ???"

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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.

Comments
LSJ
LSJ

If this was in my beat, I would go to Chick-fil-a, buy us both lunch, bring it back and sit with him on his tailgate during my lunch mark out.

Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

You know the funny thing about this is, an Arab waving an ISIS flag would not have had the police called on him.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

What is wrong with today this time in our lives everyone thinks they need action taken to make them happy or feel like they won. There was a time when you just didn't always get action. He has the right to wave a flag, manager has a right to call police. If the police come out and check it out and say he isn't harming anyone just ignore him. That was good enough now people seem to need action. There is no more being adult about things to just agree to disagree and suck it up.

Marxest
Marxest

The man has his right to protest NIKE, just like the NIKE store has the right to have disruptive and tresspassing people removed from the premises. Glad NIKE shares are reaching record highs. This boycott is doing wonders for NIKE! NIKE is doing it's thing and Mr Kaepernick is doing his thing, haters are gonna hate.

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