Americans, especially those who have served in the military, have taken serious issue with Nike’s decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new “Just Do It” campaign.
There are any reasons people are upset, but the biggest may be about the idea that Kaepernick “sacrificed” so much by choosing to first sit, and then kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
Nike’s new ad features the former quarterback walking down the street, and saying “believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
One of the millions upset by this ad is one of the country’s “Gold Star Wives”, Brittany Jacobs, who lost her husband while he was serving in combat with the marines. During an interview with “Fox & Friends”, Jacobs called Nike’s decision to use Kaepernick “sad”, and challenged them to meet her and her son at Arlington Cemetery to see what real sacrifice looks like.
According to Jacobs (and millions of others), the “sacrifice” made by Kaepernick pales in comparison to those who have given their lives for this country. “There’s so many great men and women in this country,” she said in the interview, “And Kaepernick is not one of them.”
While on air, Brittany shared that she believes in one’s right to take a stand for what they believe in, but said that if her husband were still alive, he would not approve of Nike’s decision.
No word if Nike will take her up on the offer, but chances are they won’t even acknowledge her. The company seems to be too preoccupied with trying to profit off dividing the country over a controversial issue.
Brittany Jacobs: “There’s so many great men and women in this country that have sacrificed everything and Colin Kaepernick, he’s not one of them.” pic.twitter.com/JrbAssTNeO
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 9, 2018
The same people supporting Nike’s decision to use Kaepernick are the same ones who are constantly calling out the president for trying to rip the American people apart. Seems like they are fine with division, so long as it’s someone they like doing it.