• Colin and Nike = Enough Said!

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      by GayLord Jacobs

      When you hear the name Colin Kaepernick, one thing is certain; an intense conversation is on the horizon! Thing is, you never know what to expect. Are you speaking to a Kaepernick supporter, or are you in the presence of the opposition? Hmmmm, whatever the case, it is simply fascinating to see the turn of events that have transpired. The fact that NIKE is appointing Kaepernick as one of the faces to represent its 30 year Just Do It campaign is a colossal fucking deal! Needless to say, their decision has generated a complete lot of backlash!
      Not too far in the distant past, I clearly recall Kaepernick being shunned as if he were the carrier of some new strain of plague! I listened intently to comments ranging from certainAfrican Americans declaring himď a privileged disgrace to his race!Ē, the Europeans consensus, (specifically his biological mother) tweeting ďhe is bringing shame to the family and the countryĒ,and various sports commentators such as Boomer Esiason unequivocally aligning with, and sounded off in defense of, America, Home Of The Racist!

      Do you know that Esiason had the fucking nerve to sayďI cannot say it in the strongest, most direct way, that itís an embarrassment and itís about as disrespectful as any athlete has ever been. And I donít care what the cause is. The NFL football field is not a place for somebody to further their political ambitions!Ē Huh? What do you mean by; you donít care what the cause is? Yeah, okay, whatever you say stupid ass! Man, these guys had no cut cards in attempting to eviscerate Kaepernick professionally, socially, politically, and hell, even privately! But hey, what do I always say? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So here is mine.

      To any African American (Jason Whitlock) who feels that Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace to his race; shame on you for being a Sham because undoubtedly, you need to check your blackness! Kaepernick is an absolute credit to his race. In the face of being criticized, ostracized, excluded, and a whole lot of other shit, he stood firm in his conviction. And yes, he so vehemently believed in his cause that he sacrificed the security of thriving stability for the ever-present depressiveness of the unknown! And to his biological mother, you couldnít support him upon bringing him into this world, and you scrounge up the audacity to abandon him, (AGAIN) by publically betraying him!? Even if you didnít agree with his methods, you are his Mama you disloyal twit! And Boomer Esiason, if left to the devices of you and Whitlock, African Americans would still be in the cotton fields! Uppp, I stand correctedÖ Whitlock would be in the big house!
      As Iíve watched the videos of various non-African Americans burning their NIKE gear, I canít help but to recall that I didnít see any of these same Motherfuckers burning any Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Gloria Vanderbilt, etcetera, when they insulted the ENTIRE African American and poverty stricken communities! But yet, now you want to be all Patriotic and offended and shit!?
      Fuck what any of you unconscientious closeted racist have to say! Whether you like it or not, Colin Kaepernick has solidified his place in the history books! And NIKE, well NIKE has just commander GLOBAL Respect! Kudos!

      For all of you who don't understand, "You Got"........Well You know the rest!