Nike unveils new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

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  1. chris155au

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    Who, Nike?
     
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    This and this in particular, based on many, many, many of the knee-jerk reactions I've seen.
     
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    How should I know, my feet aren't big enough to make all the reaches you all have.
     
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    Max Rockatansky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    To what do you attribute those faults? Inferior genes? Phrenology? Skin tone?
     
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    Extreme butthurt.
     
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    A rich loser with tons of publicity, awards and recognition. Not bad.
     
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    Neither is Ryan Leaf.
     
  8. Max Rockatansky

    Max Rockatansky Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Agreed. He's soon to be richer pitching $100-$150 shoes to poor kids in black neighborhoods. Kaepernick will rake in tens of millions of dollars and probably give $100,000 up to a million of it some charity based on race to win over more fans with his largesse.
     

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    Why do you think "white people" have extreme butthurt?
     
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    Look at this thread, look on social media regarding this issue and you tell me.
     
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    It's nice that Google readily supplies me with things that can instantly prove people wrong.

    https://www.sbnation.com/2018/1/31/...organizations-million-dollar-pledge-10-for-10
     
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for proving my point. Kaepernick raked in almost $40,000,000 as an NFL player and is certain to rake in $5-10M/year with Nike yet he gives only a million to the charities. Sure, it's nice, but it's more of an investment than proof he's a true believer to the cause of justice. Like Trump, Kaepernick is just a businessman looking to line his pockets the best way he can...."so go out and buy those $100 sneakers, kids! Sell some crack on the side to make money. Whatever it takes, buy NIKE!!!"

     
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    I'm asking you. If you can't back up your own post, that's fine. I was just curious why you attacked white people. If you want to run from your own post, you are free to do so.

     
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    Something else is at play here. Nike uses Chinese labor, probably North Korean labor as well. Heavy tariffs on the horizon and maybe serious sanctions and confiscations for knowingly trading with North Korea? Would the political move here provide some "insurance" against legal action? I can see the mainstream media and social media outage "Trump fines Nike for North Korean contracts because of Colin! Racist!!!"

    Just a thought, because alienating over half one's market to pander to a niche market makes zero cents.
     
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    The vast list of things he's donated to and supported disagrees.
     
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    You mean invested. He made $40M with the NFL and invested $1M in political causes which just got him a job with Nike for up to another $40M.

    In case you can't do the math on that one one, let me help you figure it out: He invested 1/40th of his income to make ten to forty times that much. Like Trump, he's a smart businessman who knows how to play suckers.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...contract-worth-millions-will-get-branded-line
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will earn millions from his endorsement deal with Nike and have his own apparel line with the company, Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reported Monday.
     
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    Why? Because you're throwing a bitch fit over an advertisement like he's the devil, and you're wrong. As mentioned multiple times, Nike has sweat and labor shops around that pay peanuts and that generated no outrage but one black guy who protested without violence pisses you off. For all the claim about morals, being upstanding and expecting better, the reality is most people who say that are a bunch of bullshit. Again, note the lack of black people angry at Nike for this.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    And yet he's got more balls than you, me or anyone else here combined.
     
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    You have some Nike marketing research that supports the crap you just fabricated right? :roflol:
     
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    Excellent using of a personal attack, derailing and misconstruing everything I've said in an effort to turn the conversation away from your own post:
    Dude, if you don't want to explain why you made a racist post, you don't have to do so. I was just curious.
     
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    More than you so we have some common ground here. He's also smarter than you since you'll be the one buying $100 tennis shoes and he's the one raking in millions for advertising them to you.
     
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    Jokes on you, I don't pay three-digit prices for shoes.
     
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    Oh yes it has created 'outrage'. Trade and the economy drove the 2016 election. Trump was the result of that outrage.

    Proving once again that the vote is the most effective 'protest', mob antics not so much and counter productive in most instances.
     

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