Virtue signaling gone wrong. Nike's shares plummet

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Nike slides after tapping Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its 'Just Do It' ads (NKE)

Nike fell more than 3% in early trading Tuesday after the sneaker giant revealed it had signed Colin Kaepernick as the 30th anniversary face of its famous "just Do It" ad campaign.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — and leader of polarizing protests during the national anthem — has not played since 2016, when he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

He has since accused team owners of collusion to keep him out of the league. An arbitrator ruled last week that his case against the NFL can proceed to a full hearing, despite objections from the league.



"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything," the 30-year-old said in a tweet Monday that included a photo from the campaign. Nike has represented Kaepernick since 2011, but hasn't featured him in ads for two years, according to ESPN.

Colin Kaepernick via Twitter

The issue of players kneeling during the National Anthe



Nike slides after tapping Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its 'Just Do It' ads (NKE) | Markets Insider
Lol. Look at those shares plummet. Who would have thought spitting in the face of the working class that prop up the sport could possibly go wrong.... Live shares here.

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This is happening to a lot of brands. Apparently Marvel comics have seen sales decline since they started replacing established characters with female equivalents.

Alt★Hero Volumes I, II, and III | FreeStartr

A new alternative comic series intended to challenge and eventually replace the SJW-converged comics of DC and Marvel. Alt★Hero is a world not too terribly different than our own.

Alt★Hero is a world not too terribly different than our own. It is a world where the Wehrmacht generals overthrew Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in 1939, and where the first atomic bomb was dropped on the order of Reichskanzler Jodl on Soviet territory in 1944, leading to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1956. It is a world where Japan attacked Australia instead of Pearl Harbor and China occupies the Korean Peninsula. It is a world of four superpowers, where the European Union rivals the United States of America for wealth and influence, and where China and Russia possess the two most formidable militaries on the planet.


This comic should probably be pushed a bit more here. Not that I read the things.
 

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Alt★Hero Volumes I, II, and III | FreeStartr

A new alternative comic series intended to challenge and eventually replace the SJW-converged comics of DC and Marvel. Alt★Hero is a world not too terribly different than our own.

Alt★Hero is a world not too terribly different than our own. It is a world where the Wehrmacht generals overthrew Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in 1939, and where the first atomic bomb was dropped on the order of Reichskanzler Jodl on Soviet territory in 1944, leading to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1956. It is a world where Japan attacked Australia instead of Pearl Harbor and China occupies the Korean Peninsula. It is a world of four superpowers, where the European Union rivals the United States of America for wealth and influence, and where China and Russia possess the two most formidable militaries on the planet.


This comic should probably be pushed a bit more here. Not that I read the things.
I don't either but any backlash against this nonsense is welcomed.
 

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Lol. Look at those shares plummet. Who would have thought spitting in the face of the working class that prop up the sport could possibly go wrong.... Live shares here.

NKE Stock | NIKE Stock Price Today | Markets Insider
sky reporting on this today would have you believe that the deaths of all the blacks in America were at the hands of a white supremacist racial state.
Colin keapernick, the media and the sports industry are playing a dangerous game with these protests. if whitey loses interest in his beloved game, then its most likely he'll find his new religion in white nationalism.
 
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This whole ''diversity'' thing is really just race baiting instead of actual equality. What's happening is that brands have decided that they can dictate what society is, almost every advert now has a mixed race couple in it, nothing wrong with mixed race couples but they aren't the majority of the people who are buying the products so why keep putting them into the adverts? . Why does it have to be about colour at all? What Nike have done is made it about colour and politics. It's more whitey bad, blackie oppressed. This is going to backfire massively on them and rightly so. Nike, the brand of choice for workshy black rioters looting their own towns and neighbourhoods. Funny how these looters never knick work boots or work clothing.
 
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sky reporting on this today would have you believe that the deaths of all the blacks in America were at the hands of a white supremacist racial state.
Colin keapernick, the media and the sports industry are playing a dangerous game with these protests. if whitey loses interest in his beloved game, then its most likely he'll find his new religion in white nationalism.
Yes it's the bourgeois journos pushing this shite. As if they give a toss about the game. It just shows you how out of touch they are with the actual followers of the sport. Respecting the flag has always been a huge part of American culture. That means something to the working class who has to slave all week just to eck out a life only for then to have some millionaire playboy take a giant shit on him through his tv.
 
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In fairness to the guy, his career was dead and he managed to reinvent himself as some kind of hero to the fooktards. He had no problem with the anthem until his career was in it's death throws, now he's marketing himself as some sort of champion of the black people. Nike is made in sweat shops in developing countries by children who get paid barely anything, who work in atrocious and dangerous conditions and who will never get an education. So really this guy is just a fooktard making money for a company that exploits some of the poorest women and children in the world. Yeah, lots to be proud of there.
 

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This is happening to a lot of brands. Apparently Marvel comics have seen sales decline since they started replacing established characters with female equivalents.
Thomas the Tank Engine has recently decided to go multicultural and they are now going to have female as well as male trains. But at least there is no sign of them going beyond two genders (yet).
Im not sure how an Australian flying Doctor will fit into the plot, are they going to have the Worlds first flying Train?
It will be interesting to see how this affects the brand.

After years of accusations of sexism, racism and classism, Thomas the Tank Engine has now been updated for 2018.

The children’s TV show, based on the books by Rev Wilbert Awdry, has been revamped and a brand new series launches next week featuring multicultural characters and female protagonists.

The new female characters include Isla, an Australian flying doctor; Hong-mei, a number 1 blue tank engine from China; and Churubala, a female railway controller from India.
Thomas the Tank Engine now has female and multicultural characters
 
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