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There was quite a bit of controversy when it was recently announced that Nike had hired the disgracefully anti-American ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick to be the new face of its heretofore purely inspirational “Just Do It” advertising campaign — which now comes with a healthy dose of progressive social justice.

Kaepernick’s deal with Nike appeared to be rather lucrative — multi-millions of dollars for multiple years — with a Yahoo NFL reporter detailing the terms of the deal to include a branded line of shoes, shirts, jerseys and other apparel bearing Kaepernick’s name and/or likeness. Plus there are royalties on the sales of such items.

One would assume that such a lucrative deal would also be an exclusive one as well, given the incredible amount of publicity brought to both Nike and Kaepernick by the arrangement, but a report from BizPac Review has revealed that such assumptions would be flat out wrong.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — who launched the anti-American protests of the national anthem prior to NFL games in 2016 after losing his starting quarterback role — has also now launched his own line of branded apparel, separate from the Nike merchandise that will bear his brand.

According to ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, the non-Nike Kaepernick jerseys — which feature his former number and name on the back, as well as #IMWITHKAP on the front — sell for $175, with a reported 20 percent of the profits being forwarded toward Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights Camp,” a sort of boot camp for aspiring social justice warriors.

As a comparison, Nike store NFL player jerseys range in price from as low as $80 to as much as $325, and jersey-like T-shirts sell for about $40. Kaepernick’s non-Nike jerseys are thus greatly marked up and placed on par with Nike’s “elite” and “limited” line jerseys, which sell for $325 and $150, respectively.

Production and distribution costs are unknown, but it doesn’t take a math wizard to guess that whatever remained would still be a healthy profit — all going into Kaepernick’s pocket once the 20 percent donation to the social justice camp was covered.

That fact didn’t sit well with the vast majority of commenters on Rovell’s post, many of whom actually otherwise support Kaepernick and his fight for social justice.

That may have played a role in a sudden and otherwise inexplicable shift in Kaepernick’s messaging. Kaepernick’s first promotional post to Instagram about his non-Nike jerseys noted that 20 percent of the proceeds would go toward his camp, but a subsequent post to Twitter stated that the camp would receive 100 percent of the profits, at least from the “official, limited edition #IMWITHKAP jersey released today.”

(It wasn’t clear how future sales might be handled.)

To be sure, America is a nation built on capitalism and Kaepernick is free to make as much as can through any legal means he can find, including sucking people’s wallets dry for off-brand apparel that is more expensive than the actual name-brand merchandise.

However, the irony of an outspokenly anti-American social justice warrior who has praised communist leaders and promotes anti-capitalist views making millions of dollars via capitalism, both by virtue of his own line of apparel and his multi-million dollar deal with a massive international corporation, is blindingly glaring.

One would think that Kaepernick would have shown some appreciation for the public relations risk Nike is enduring on his behalf by being loyal and not acting in a manner that will threaten to steal away Nike’s profits, but that isn’t the case.

While Nike is paying Kaepernick millions per the endorsement deal, and he stands to make untold amounts more through royalties of his endorsed apparel sales, he has nevertheless launched his own brand that indisputably will compete, at least at some level, with Nike.

This just goes to show what kind of person Kaepernick truly is — a disloyal man who will backstab the corporation that has endorsed him and fully exploit our nation’s capitalist system while railing against the very economic system that has so enriched his purportedly oppressed and utterly pathetic self.

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54 Comments

54 Comments

  1. YankeeYob

    September 13, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Went to their store. It’s like all PoCs all the time. The only white guy was the waterboy. They only white women were the WAGS of the strong PoC athletes

  2. John R. Bloxson Jr.

    September 13, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Colin Keaperneck has shown the world he has no loyalty! So why are you surprised when he will stab any company in the back? He stabbed America in the back even thought that country allowed him to become a millionaire.

    • Tory Melin

      September 13, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Why do you people buy these products. I wouldn’t pay a nickel for anything Colin K endorses.
      People are really stupid.

  3. Granny

    September 13, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Hahaha I love it. Hope he keeps on stabbing Nike in the back. Couldn’t happen to a better company. Kaepernick is a traitor even to the company that is greasing his palm. He’s a traitor to America and a traitor to the NFL( not that they don’t deserve it, they do) probably would sell his parents out.

    • cfreeberg

      September 13, 2018 at 2:13 am

      He’s a washed half-breed has been!

      • Steven Visek

        September 13, 2018 at 3:13 am

        He’s not a “has been” he’s a “never was”

      • Kurt Heinlein

        September 13, 2018 at 7:40 am

        Mmmm…half-breed, just like obama, I’m seeing a pattern here.

    • Dan

      September 13, 2018 at 2:37 am

      He did sell his parents out !

    • L. J. Cardin

      September 13, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Traitor to America and the wonderful adopted parents. Bet they do not want to kiss his but now. At least, I hope they totally deny him any access to them.

  4. Dave In Arizona

    September 13, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Kaepernick Got What He Wanted from Nike, Now He’s Stabbing Them in the Back

    Well, won’t be long now before Nike give Kaepernick the boot.

    • Badger

      September 13, 2018 at 2:16 am

      How can they do that? The deal is signed and sealed. I’d love to see him get stiffed by Nike but I don’t know if their own best lawyers can do much about it.

      • Lisa

        September 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm

        Nike can do it several ways, like not producing enough products, on time, damaged & cheap goods so no one will reorder.

  5. John R. Bloxson Jr.

    September 13, 2018 at 2:07 am

    The Liberturds need to learn that their icons have little to no loyalty

  6. Akilah

    September 13, 2018 at 2:10 am

    lol. You guys are the ultimate haters. disgracefully anti-American ex-NFL? Who knew you could get so much heat for hating a disgraceful anti-black ex-liberty loving country’s bias. LOL. #thisauthorisbored

    • ShadowWarriorsMonkey

      September 13, 2018 at 3:14 am

      I see the DNC is recruiting Project Queens, to post more BS.
      Tell me heifer, what’s it like to have no self respect, no thoughts of your and a slave to the Democrats?

      • Nathan M.

        September 13, 2018 at 3:34 am

        She’s a woman on the Internet. I have no idea who you respected her to have even a smidgen of self-respect, let alone thoughts of her own.

  7. Adam Selene

    September 13, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Believe in something, even if it’s only the $$

  8. William Fleming

    September 13, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Still trying to understand what is so “Un-American” about protesting?

    • Marcia J Miller

      September 13, 2018 at 2:30 am

      There is absolutely nothing Un-American about protesting. I find the issue is that he is protesting while an EMPLOYEE if the NFL. I support free speech. I can certainly go into my bosses office and call him an asshat, but my boss has the right to fire me for it. Where was he in the off season? How was he protesting and supporting his cause then. Don’t fool yourselves. It is about money and money only. He was a failing football player who was mostly on the bench. He found the way to gain notoriety by kneeling during the national anthem. And he was successful. He sacrificed nothing. It was a bid for attention and the chance to enhance his wallet. Nike using him for promotion was horrible. We are talking about a company that pays overseas workers a pittance for slave labor. They used him assuming, and correctly that it would amount to million of dollars in free advertising and that the people who supported Kaepernick would double up on their buying. Win, win, for Nike.

  9. Stephen Russell

    September 13, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Hey sports sponsors check your celebs for the role, may stab U

  10. Lee

    September 13, 2018 at 2:23 am

    just goes to show you what a back stabbing piece of TRASH that kaepernick really is

  11. Marie

    September 13, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Kaepernick is not a happy person; deep inside he is screaming that he needs help and only fooling himself through all these low life ways. Let him have all the money, let him keep stabbing America and Nike in the back. Through all this, and there WILL be more, he will snap. Through his self-serving ways, he has shown what he is really like. Inside his being, he cries. Money cannot take the place of his real human needs.

    • Blkojo

      September 13, 2018 at 3:05 am

      Yes,self-loathing due to his biological father abandoning him before birth. His self-identity is fragile and he will crash.

    • Laura

      September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Totally agree, Marie. You can see the anger, hatred and pain in his face in still pictures. To me, he looks like his biological father was Osama bin Laden. Looks like bin Laden and scowls like bin Laden.

  12. Tim

    September 13, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Please Note that Pepernecks Jersey number is the hallmark and trademark and property of the NFL all rights Reserved>>>Peperneck Pay Up Bitch!

    • Shelba J. Holmes

      September 13, 2018 at 2:49 am

      I think the NFL has proven that they don’t have a backbone so I doubt they will even ask him to change it. I hope he screws them royally as well as Nike.

  13. maquignon

    September 13, 2018 at 2:50 am

    That’s what you get when you deal with CROOKS!!!!! I have no sympathy for Nike. Boycott Nike!!! Boycott Kaepernick!!! Boycott the NFL (National Felons League)

    • Shaleigh

      September 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      AGREE!!!

  14. Donald R Guyon

    September 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Have him join the USMC.

  15. Ulla Camp

    September 13, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Colin what’s his face showed us all thathe is only thinking of himself, and to hell with everybody else, including a company who thought they were doing him a favor…….
    Colin you can take your 80’s hairdo which NO helmet can fit over anyways and your middle-eastern looks and attitude and walk off into the sunset, you will NOT be missed………….

  16. Howard A Milor Jr

    September 13, 2018 at 3:31 am

    What happened too America when a piece of trash like this pos traitor can gain off the blood of American HEROS NIKE will never sell another piece of trash in my home!

  17. Nathan M.

    September 13, 2018 at 3:32 am

    It’s fine; as Nike has embraced social justice, they are fine with being cuckolded. Next the board of directions will ask Kaepernick to sleep with their wives while they watch and have a good cry.

  18. Morrie Louden

    September 13, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Yes but, how stupid was Nike to enter into a NON-exclusive deal? Really? Were there any lawyers involved? C’mon!!

  19. Bobby

    September 13, 2018 at 3:57 am

    That POS is going to wind up falling …..hard, and when he does I hope the people who’s back he stabbed will let him lay there by himself. Kaepernick is one waste of flesh and bone not worthy of the air he breathes.

  20. Wes

    September 13, 2018 at 3:58 am

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone… this is who Colin Kaepernick is. Along with his own line of shirts he should add the words “I Hate America” because it represents his anti-American hatred.

  21. Gordon

    September 13, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Crapper-nick nipped Nikes nincompoop nimrods with a nefarious knife to the Nike nads ! Nice !

  22. Joe

    September 13, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Kaepernick is pathetic and so is nike for using him.

  23. plato plates

    September 13, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Kaepernick and obama have a few things in common. Both have mixed parents of which one or both of them abandoned them. They were raised in white households where their benefactors were later rejected by them. Then they showed a dislike of those who nurtured, raised, and educated them when they started to become successful. They both only claim and are recognized for their black half of their existence. Gratitude is not a virtue with either of them.

  24. Marjorie

    September 13, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Only thing that would shock me about CK would be if he did anything with love in his heart.

  25. neo

    September 13, 2018 at 5:12 am

    The shirts should say “I am a COLON”(NOT MISPELLED)….”Just full of if”

  26. edmund j ross

    September 13, 2018 at 5:25 am

    who really cares I sure don’t he is a paricite anyway

  27. cal

    September 13, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Good for Nike I hope they have to go out of business now It would be so justice!!!!!!

  28. LST

    September 13, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Never trust a nigger.

  29. William stout

    September 13, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Nothing un American about Colin. He’s a great, educated American patriot who started silent protest at the request of veterans. The comments on this thread show what kind of uninformed fools are against his great work. He spends Multi millions of his own money on important civic issues.God Bless him and his important work, thanks to nike for hiring him., and Bless the USA until we can get the Trump crime cartel in federal prison

    • Michael

      September 13, 2018 at 6:49 am

      He’s a piece of shit and you’re a fucking moron! The Trump crime Cartel?! Ha! And you actually have the gall to call other people uninformed fools! You must really like the smell of shit, since you’ve got your head so far up your ass. Kaepernick’s a fucking phony. That’s why you don’t hear shit about him or any of these other NFL dipshits during the off-season. He cares nothing about any issues. He only started protesting as a publicity stunt because he lost his job to a more talented player, who also happened to be white. Fuck Kaepernick, the NFL and you, dumb-ass! And by the way, Trump ain’t going anywhere but back to the White House, so you better get used to it. And you’ll see who the real crime cartel is when he takes them down. The sad part is that even when dummies like you have facts staring them right in the face, you still choose to close your eyes. Congratulations, you’re a true idiot.

    • Et

      September 13, 2018 at 7:01 am

      YOU ARE A NASTY THING

      • Et

        September 13, 2018 at 7:04 am

        This is meant for William stout.

    • MICHAEL MCPOLAND

      September 13, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      I hope that your comment is satirical. If not, you are either insane or just another piece of drifting $hit floating around making a fool of your(turdly) self.

  30. Andre Alexsen

    September 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    SHOULD JUST SAY IMWITHSATANKAP# SCUM BAG !!

  31. Joseph

    September 13, 2018 at 10:04 am

    So what’s new , Democrats have always done stuff like this and have even gotten worse. They say one thing and then change to something different if people don’t like it. I’m glad to see Nike take it in the shorts after trusting that pathetic loserand anti-American.

  32. Carl J Bujan Jr

    September 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    This is just too funny, the Un-American Kaepernick stabs Nike right in the back. Nike should have realized that you can’t trust a two faced moron like Kaepernick. Any way they will both lose they won’t sell to many of both products. If you own stock in Nike you should sell it before it’s to late.

  33. Rae

    September 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Shooting Nike in the A$$! Priceless!! I love it! Serves them right for not sewing up the bottom of their contract forbidding him from doing such a thing!

  34. Mike

    September 13, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Typical of the black-assed bastards.

  35. n.oconnor

    September 14, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I can still remember when this game was played by Men, not criminals and junkies !

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