Black Twitter blasted this journalist for hating on Colin Kaepernick and Nike

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Nike commercial. Image: [email protected]

Black Twitter incinerated infamous Black sports journalist Jason Whitlock for his remarks about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s lucrative deal with Nike.

“Told y’all from Day One this has always been about the money. All of it. Revolutionaries aren’t sponsored by major corporations. It’s been a hustle from the giddy-up,” Whitlock spat on Twitter Tuesday about Kaepernick.

Almost immediately, a herd of irate Blacks stampeded over to Whitlock’s Twitter page to stomp him out for those remarks.

Whitlock has long been vilified for supporting Donald Trump and taking No. 45’s side in the NFL’s ongoing battle with kneeling players. He, along with racist White Americans, have mischaracterized the protest against police brutality as Black men being unpatriotic and disrespectful to the American flag and the military.

Kaepernick, in the meantime, has taken the NFL to court for allegedly colluding to prevent him from playing in the NFL, which he last did during the 2016 season for the San Francisco 49ers.

After failing to be signed to any team, the former Super Bowl quarterback accused the league and team owners of conspiring against him. On Aug. 30, an arbitrator sided with Kaepernick and now the case is going all the way to the end.

“We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward. We wanted to energize its meaning and introduce ‘Just Do It’ to a new generation of athletes,” Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN.

Despite the fact that Nike has received severe backlash for its “Just Do It”30th-anniversary commercial campaign, two other major apparel companies — Adidas and Puma — reportedly were waiting in the flanks if Nike decided not to go through with its Kaepernick deal, Yahoo Sports reported.

Now check out the pummeling administered by Black Twitter on Whitlock for siding with Trump, the NFL and right-wing America against Kaepernick. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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