Rev. Mack Morris of the Woodridge Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, cut up his Nike headband on Sept. 9 because of Nike’s new ad campaign with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
The Alabama Media Group notes Morris’ poor grammar during his mangling of Kaepernick’s peaceful kneeling against policy brutality:
I ain’t using that no more. I’ve bought my last pair of Nike shoes. He’s inked a contract with Nike.
No one knows or is telling how many multi-million dollars that is going to be simply because he won’t stand when the national anthem is sung.
America may not be the best country in the world and we have a lot of faults, but I tell you what, a lot of folks died for the sake of what the flag represents.
Morris, who received a standing applause from his mostly white church, told the Alabama Media Group that lots of people are upset by Nike:
I know there are a lot of people, in general, who are very upset. I know there are a number of high schools and colleges who are dropping Nike. Some folks are tied into long-term contracts, so I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this. It’s a ground swell. I think Nike, personally, made a calculated decision.