Lt. Governor Slams Nike Over Kaepernick Ad

Chris Sommer
September 04, 2018 - 3:09 pm
Colin Kaepernick

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DALLAS (KRLD) - Count Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick among those who are turning their backs on Nike.

In a Facebook post, Patrick took aim at the company over its new "Just Do It" ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick was among the players who started the current wave of protests during the National Anthem.

On Tuesday, Patrick posted the following on social media:

"It is shocking that a company the size of Nike doesn't understand that the overwhelming majority of their customers stand for the National Anthem.  This is offensive to them and to me.  No more Nike at my house."

On Monday, Kaepernick tweeted a photo from the new Nike campaign, with the caption, "Believe in something.  Even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt"  

Nike says it has agreed to a new, multi-year deal with Kaepernick.  Back in March, the NFL extended its deal with Nike through 2028.