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[–] Kannibal [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

via snopes, for what it is worth

This item was published a few days after Nike announced that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of their new advertising campaign. That announcement stirred up a good deal of political outrage and, in turn, sparked a rash of junk news articles on the subject. For example, the University of Alabama did not terminate a uniform contract with Nike, nor did the federal government. And while some individuals may have destroyed Nike apparel in protest, a man did not end up in the hospital after he set fire to Nike brand shoes he was wearing at the time.

Michael Jordan did not resign from the Nike board of directors (which he wasn’t a member of in the first place). This item was just another fabrication in the same vein from America’s Last Line of Defense, whose network of junk news sites engages in political trolling under the guise of proffering “satire.”