School Board Reconsiders Nike Contract Over Brand’s Support Of Colin Kaepernick

Andy D

A local school board in Pennsylvania is taking a stand against Nike by reconsidering a contract to buy sporting equipment from the retail giant in light of the brand’s relationship with Colin Kaepernick.

…However, a few members of the school board have since expressed concerns with doing business with Nike. The concerned members feel it’s wrong to financially support a brand that not only stands behind but pays and promotes Kaepernick.

During his time as the San Francisco 49ers quarterback during the 2016 season, Kaepernick started portesting the National Anthem. Kaepernick first sat the bench then opted to take a knee during the anthem, saying the act was a protest against racial inequality.

Many Americans, however, saw this as a clear sign of disrespect towards the American flag and those who have fought and died for it.

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