Nike Remains Quiet After Kaepernick Calls Independence Day A ‘Celebration Of White Supremacy’

(Breitbart) – Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy.”

On Saturday afternoon, as 4th of July festivities were getting underway across the country. Kaepernick took to Twitter and accused America of having “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” black people for centuries.

Kaepernick, the NFL’s original anthem protester, has not played in the NFL since the end of the 2016 season. After a long legal battle with the NFL, in which he accused the league of “blackballing” him and fellow protester Eric Reid, the NFL eventually settled the suit with Kaepernick. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently apologized for not listening to Kaepernick and other protesters. He then went so far as to say he would “encourage” a team to sign Kaepernick.

Nike has a history of tolerating Kaepernick’s radical activism and frequent attacks on America, especially on the 4th of July. Just prior to the Independence Day holiday last year, news broke that Kaepernick had convinced Nike to ditch the “Betsy Ross Flag” sneakers that the company had produced to commemorate the nation’s founding. As it turns out, Kaepernick had reached out to Nike company officials saying that “he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery.”

Shortly following Kaepernick’s complaint, Nike asked retailers to return the shoes.

While Kaepernick is far from Nike’s #1 pitchman, the former quarterback and original anthem protester seems to have tremendous sway and influence within a company that appears to be completely unwilling to oppose him.

Breitbart Sports reached out to Nike for comment about Kaepernick’s tweet. Specifically, to find out whether the company supported or agreed with the comment.

As of the time of this writing, Nike has not responded.


  1. Nike should be quite. I don’t know what made Nike become a spokesman for Kaepernick but they chose the wrong horse. If the NFL is successful in forcing a club to hire Kaepernick that cllub along with Nike should be boycotted. I see the chance of NFL total boycott anyway!!

  2. If they keep harping about White- Supremacy/Privilege, I’m going to be convinced it must be meant to be ???? And, start looking for my reparations check. Based on 15-20% of the country hasn’t been sending me a check for my having to tolerate being so…..

  3. Kaepernick is the poster child for this anti-American movement, but there are plenty more “priveleged” athletes out there making millions of dollars who feel the same way. That is why I say we must boycott the NFL, NBA, US Soccer, NASCAR, and their sponsors.

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  6. No need for Nike to respond when Kaepernick is their sole spokesperson. Nike caters to blacks , particularly the ignorant ones that seem to multiple like rabbits .

  7. He is a Democrat… He has grasp of the Democrats history and black people…

    Democrats blocked the first attempt to ratify the 13th Amendment in 1863
    Democrats fought a civil war to keep black slaves
    Democrats started the KKK night riders to keep blacks “In Their Place”
    Democrats gave us lynching to terrorize blacks onto submission
    Democrats unanimously voted against the 14th Amendment giving former slaves citizenship
    Democrats unanimously voted against the 15th Amendment giving former slaves the right to vote
    Democrats instituted Jim Crow laws across Democrat led states, denying African Americans the right to vote
    Democrats gave us voter fraud to hide black votes
    Democrats gave us welfare to make and keep blacks dependent
    Democrats held the longest filibuster in U.S Senate history to block the civil rights act 1957
    Democrats gave us black ghettos to make blacks easier to round up
    Democrats armed the Mexican cartels.
    Democrats traded guns for dope to unload in Los Angeles

    Why a black person, why any person would vote Democrat is unfathomable…

  8. John dont feel too sorry for him being out of work, He still has more income from his former team and NIKE per year than most of us will ever see, Otherwise, your description of him pretty well sums him up. A total ingrate.

  9. no matter what bs he says it doesn’t chnage the fact he is a bad QB. he had already lost his job when he started the hole kneeling baloney.

  10. Looking forward to liberation for all? There already is liberation for all. What does he want to do that he is not allowed to do?


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