Taking a stand for something that is a big problem and to be willing to lose your entire career to take this stand is courageous. Our veterans fought for us to have this important right, so to criticize him for exercising his rights really denegrates the sacrifices they made. Also this is just like what Muhammad Ali went through when he refused to go to Vietnam. Even though Nike has made a financial decision, they came out on the right side, and did the right thing.
No Pat Tillman made the supreme sacrifice he was playing for the nfl but decided to serve his country and paid with his life along with the Vetís that gave their life so that disgraceful millionaire could disgrace his 1st amendment rights the flag, anthem, country, and himself. What I would like to know where were they at all summer long protesting, no where is where they protested, nothing but a bunch of millionaire cowards that needs to go to a veterans rehab center and take a look at real men.
Perhaps these protests should be against Nike for child labor,sweatshops,dangerous working conditions,low pay and dodging taxes.
david gaither and DA Braswell
Those are both a fact indeed . Just as People have the Right to Protest , they also have the Right to make their self look like low life Jack-***** .
"Taking a stand for something that is a big problem and to be willing to lose your entire career to take this stand is courageous."
The dude has more fame and fortune then he's ever had in his entire life . What , exactly , did he sacrifice ?
He's the real life Al Bundy , sucks at football so became a shoe salesman ..
It's an ad and it's business. It sure caught everyone's attention. Sales are currently up and the stock is coming back up, so it seems to be working. That's Nike's message.
The right to protest ..is the right to protest on their own time..the Constitution guarantees this right..you do not have the right to protest at your worksite unless your employer agrees to allow that protest..
The mention of Ali..and other draft dodgers..never mentions that someone else went in their place..the govt didn't give up drafting their replacements..there is a good chance that the poor soldier who was drafted because Ali and others chose not to go, were killed or injured in Vietnam..
-- Posted by Rick Scaggs on Sun, Sep 9, 2018, at 8:09 AM
Why isn't that dude donating half his millions to the cause ?
Believe it's obvious , he's a selfish jerk .
Agree with david gaither, where were these football heroes during the summer months....wasn't their cause the same then as it is now.
The thing is this has absolutely nothing to do with freedom of speech or the right to protest. No one is telling Colin Kaepernick he cannot speak up or he cannot protest. His boss is telling him you can't do it while you're working! That is well within his bosses rights. Freedom of speech does not mean you can say anything you want anytime you like it means the government can't tell you not to do it. Your boss can! If your boss does not want political statements made at work it's well within his or her rights to not allow that.
How do Unions work .
kneel to this buddy boy
Rick, great post kneel to this buddy boy
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