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Fallen Marine’s Widow Issues Challenge To Nike/Kaepernick, Totally SHREDS Them

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.”

On Memorial Day, Brittany Jacobs of Hertford, North Carolina walks along the rows of headstones in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery with her son, Christian, 3, in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on 26 May 2014. Jacobs and her son were visiting the grave of her husband, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs.

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.

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.