Kaepernick is poster child for human rights violator Nike

Colin Kaepernick, the former mediocre NFL quarterback who ignited the take a knee during the national anthem movement, is the face of Nike’s advertising campaign celebrating the company’s 30 years of global human right violations and it’s Just Do It advertising slogan.

Kaepernick has been under contract and paid by Nike while sidelined from the NFL since the end of the 2016 football season.  He recently renewed his endorsement contact with the company with a long history of labor violations globally. The company will produce Kaepernick shoes and t-shirts, according to the New York Times.

Nike faces a class action suit in Oregon, filed last month by four former employees who allege the company does not provide equal pay and opportunities for advancement to women.

Nike publicly announced in 1998 that it would apply U.S. labor standards to its international manufacturing operations. But they evidently didn’t Just Do It for long.  In the summer of 2017, the company faced fresh allegations of exploiting children, wage theft and deplorable working conditions in Vietnam.  The company refused to let third party inspectors into their plants, promising to do the inspections themselves.

In March of this year, Nike’s brand president and seven other executives resigned in the face of complaints of inappropriate workplace behavior.

Nike is under contract to provide all 32 NFL teams with game-day uniforms and sideline apparel through 2028.

Posted: September 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Kaepernick is poster child for human rights violator Nike”

  1. Proud Republican said at 7:35 am on September 4th, 2018:

    I bet the cowards at Nike who decided to hire this bum would crap their pants if they ever put on a uniform and rode in a police car for one night shift in Compton or Chicago. Some good will come out of it – New Balance stock will probably soar.

  2. A shame said at 8:10 am on September 4th, 2018:

    that a company whose name means” victory” has decided on “defeat” as it’s credo and poster child..

  3. I Guess Stock Holders said at 12:20 pm on September 4th, 2018:

    Aren’t too happy with Nike at the moment. Shares are down


  4. Gotta love said at 6:16 pm on September 4th, 2018:

    the ability of us in the free market, to buy our sports apparel( and anything else we need but may get offended by,) elsewhere!