Nike Kaepernick Protest Anniversary Jersey Sells Out

Nike Kaepernick Protest Anniversary Jersey Sells Out

September 18, 2020

Sportswear giant Nike released a special edition, all-black jersey on Thursday morning to commemorate the four-year anniversary of when cop-hating, Black Lives Matter icon and unemployable NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick first knelt to protest the playing of the national anthem.

“The [Icon Jersey 2.0] went on sale at 10 a.m. ET at $150 each and people looking to buy it found they sold out quickly,” according to Yahoo! Sports. “Dozens of people replied to Nike on Twitter saying they had their app open and payment ready to go, but within seconds it said ‘sold out.’”

Nike released a statement paying tribute to Kaepernick’s No.7 jersey and his protest legacy: “Through his continuous commitment, the number 7 jersey has become an iconic symbol for progress and positive change. Colin and Nike team up together once again, this time with a Triple Black jersey, paying homage to the anniversary of Kaepernick seeking what’s true. True to each other. True to the movement.”

Kaepernick’s “legacy” is a lethal blow to professional sports — not just the NFL, whose ratings have collapsed, but other leagues as well: the NBA, MLB, etc.

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