Over the long Labor Day weekend, Nike announced former NFL quarterback and anti-American flag activist Colin Kaepernick as the new face for their annual "Just Do It" campaign.
The move sparked ongoing outrage across the country, with a number of former Nike fans going so far as burning their shoes and other Nike apparel.
First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4— Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018
But Kaepernick also has supporters, including former CIA director John Brennan and Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America. He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution—“in order to form a more perfect union.” Well done, Colin, well done. https://t.co/4ALyUxLjM5— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) September 4, 2018
Ahmadinejad has called for the death of the United States and required Iranian citizens to burn the American flag in the streets. He also believes 9/11 was an inside job, that the Holocaust never happened and that homosexuals should be killed.