But [Nike] has also been regularly lambasted for hypocritically preaching equality and fairness whilst sweat shop workers in countries like China, Mexico, Vietnam and Indonesia slave away producing its products for pitifully low wages.
Nike was also exposed in last year’s Paradise Papers scandal for using offshore companies to avoid taxes.
So the company’s ethical halo under which they are now placing their controversial new idol, in open defiance of the President of the United States and all those who oppose the kneeling protests, is already heavily dented.
That is their problem.
But for Kaepernick himself, I think this is a dreadful decision that he will surely live to regret.
Why? Because it turns out Nike have not just been paying him vast sums of money throughout this whole protest process, they have also just signed him up to a whacking new multi-million dollar deal.
So in terms of financial reward, he hasn’t really sacrificed much at all, let alone ‘everything’.
Indeed, it could be argued that Kaepernick will now make more money from Nike and the vast PR impact of this new deal than he ever would have done as an ageing, declining football player. -- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6130773/PIERS-Kaepernick-wont-stand-flag-hell-bow-dollar-sacrificing-everything.html