On Monday, Nike announced they would be using former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of their controverisal new “Just Do It” campaign — and Americans have been in an uproar ever since.
Only a few days have passed since the announcement was made, but social media users have been in a frenzy. Clever conservatives have created memes to mock the mega sports company that just paid millions to someone for disrespecting the American flag.
Nike’s new advertisement campaign featured the slogan, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” with Kaepernick’s face behind the catchphrase.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Nike meant for their new campaign to be a promotion of the former quarterback who trashes the American flag, protests our police officers, wears communist t-shirts… but, of course, the new ad has only inspired mockery.
Check out the top 10 anti-Nike memes on Twitter —
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1. Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan
— Jeffrey Flack (@JeffreyFlack) September 6, 2018
2. Anthony Weiner
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 5, 2018
3. Jesus Christ
Nike used the wrong person for their new ad. Here’s a better spokesperson. pic.twitter.com/R25UZyydT6
— Jim Shute (@DFWLANDSHARK) September 7, 2018
4. Mike Tyson
— J.W. Cannon (@cannonjw) September 5, 2018
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5. University of Kentucky football coach, Mark Stoops
— InAllKindsOfWeather.com (@AllKindsWeather) September 7, 2018
6. The cast of the “The Sandlot”
This is the best Nike Ad pic.twitter.com/DlI757HfvG
— Kent (@RealKentMurphy) September 7, 2018
7. Dwight Schrute from “The Office”
Alright, this is my favorite Nike ad meme. pic.twitter.com/WoZeplyHof
— Mark RK ???????????????? (@Mark_RK) September 6, 2018
8. America’s favorite silver-back gorilla, Harambe
Let’s talk about others who sacrificed EVERYTHING. pic.twitter.com/FjPdBOkEO3
— Francisco Gonzalez (@fgonzalez1978) September 5, 2018
9. Senator Bernie Sanders
— Bob Rubin (@BBRubin1) September 4, 2018
10. And last, but not least, Cher
I'm officially over the Kaep/Nike memes.
Also, I really, really love/hate whomever did this. pic.twitter.com/fEQ2mHBf7A
— J.C.W ???????? (@vonOberst) September 5, 2018
–The Horn editorial team