Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a clue about what ‘sacrificing everything’ really means

Colin Kaepernick returned to being front and center in the news on Monday – after a quiet hiatus. Ironically, on a holiday honoring the American labor force, Nike chose to use the unemployed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to make a statement.

A Nike advertisement featuring Kaepernick hit social media and instantly began trending nationwide for its controversial messaging. In it, two sentences lay superimposed on a black and white headshot of Kaepernick: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Not far away is the famous Nike slogan: “Just do it.”

If the ultimate goal was to make the National Football League one of the most politically divisive topics in America just a week before the start of the season, then sure, Nike did it all right.

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. The free agent quarterback was named GQ magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism on Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

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In what alternate universe does a privileged athlete who amassed $39 million in a single contract qualify as having sacrificed “everything?”

To sacrifice everything, you have to be willing to part with life itself, like so many members of our military and law enforcement risk doing every single day.

This year, six American military service members have been killed in Afghanistan – one as recently as this past weekend. Since 2001, more than 2,400 American military members have been killed in Afghanistan and more than 4,500 have been killed in Iraq. These American heroes aren’t famous, and we’ll never see their faces on some glossy sports apparel poster.

 

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7 thoughts on “Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a clue about what ‘sacrificing everything’ really means

  1. I’ve always been curious of how a football helmet fits on that head.
    IMO he cooked up that kneeling scheme to get booted from the team in order not mess up his tresses.

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  2. 1400 jobs cut last year by Nike but hey support one cause not thousands of families. I’ve had family and friends serve, family and friends serving now, and friends who have died over there. This “stance”…well let’s just say be glad you’re alive to make a stand thanks to them. There are platforms for this. Nike…your agenda is $$$…and lets face it…so it CK’s. Sacrifice whatever money you get from that deal and give it ALL away then maybe…just MAYBE I’ll give one pat on the back.

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  3. Colin sucked at football & should move his ugly ass to another country. He sacrificed everything B/S he is an asshole!

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