John Rich Explains His Objection to Nike’s Colin Ad

By Pacey on September 4, 2018

One day after lighting up Twitter with his strongly worded protest of Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, John Rich has issued a statement clarifying his objection to the new spot.

“I support every American’s right to protest whatever they want. However, if you endorse someone who wears #PIGSOCKS that’s where you lose me. If @nike wants their ‘swoosh’ to be associated with calling our police ‘Pigs’ then so be it. I have a right to not purchase,” he states.

“Our police saved lives at the Las Vegas shooting where we played, and the heroism they displayed is second to none,” Rich adds. “We appreciate the job they are willing to do all day, everyday to protect all of us. They are the farthest thing from pigs.”

When Rich originally found out Colin Kaepernick was the face for Nike’s 30th anniversary, he tweeted his rage:

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