I’ve had a wonderful little mostly stay-cation. I did go to Burlington Vermont for a bit, kayaked on Cape Cod, and generally just avoided most of the news. So I was a bit confused when I went on Twitter last night and saw this:
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
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
— Kno (@Kno) September 4, 2018
I knew it was a conservative protest because it takes a certain kind of stupid to think that destroying merchandise you already paid for is a boycott. But they are upset because:
So to sum up. They are protesting because Nike chose Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new ad campaign who has been blacklisted by the NFL because he protested. I need a vacation.