(National Sentinel) Profoundly Hypocritical: Fox News host Tucker Carlson became the latest critic of Nike’s new ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is responsible for launching the ‘kneeling’ protests that continue to plague the league and hit its popularity.
Kaepernick, who is suing the league claiming “collusion” between owners is preventing him from being signed to a new team (he hasn’t played since late in the 2016 season), released the first puke-inducing ad featuring his mug and a blatantly (Left-wing) political statement.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” the campaign reads. “Just Do It.”
Carlson called out Nike and, by default its new spokesmodel, for “decadent” hypocrisy and blatant attack on our country.
“It’s pretty decadent. It’s factually ludicrous,” Tucker said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, The Daily Caller reported.
“You can’t give up everything and maintain a Nike contract. But the decadent part isn’t even really about Colin Kaepernick. He’s an athlete, a young guy. I would give him a pass actually on a lot of this.
“It’s the executives profiting from him and his attacks on the United States, while simultaneously denying that they are attacks on the United States,” Tucker continued. “So they’re saying he raised the issue of racial discrimination in this country, as if it’s never been raised before.”
It has been, of course, and was ad nauseum during the Obama administration, when every police action and shooting involving blacks, unarmed or not, was irresponsibly labeled a racist murder.
As for Kaepernick, giving up millions to play football was no big deal at the time he started his protests.
He even said so.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said after he first knelt at an August 2016 game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Well, the “bodies in the street” is pure hyperbole, and it looks as though Carlson’s right: Our “hero” hasn’t given up anything in terms of his ability to continue making a living.
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Leave it to the ‘mainstream’ cultural Left to ignore real heroes like civil servants, police, teachers, firefighters, military personnel, and about 300 other professions where men and women get up every day, go to work, raise their families, pay their taxes, and obey the law — only to be mocked by a tone-deaf clothing line.