The sports store in Colorado goes out of business after its owner decided to boycott Nike products to protest against the company's advertising partnership with former NFL Quin Kaepernick. Prior to Nike, All Nike 1/2 Price posters from their Prime Time sports shop windows at Colorado Springs, the owner said he could no longer afford to stay.
At the beginning of September, Nike introduced its new advertising campaign with Kaepernick, who in 2016, targeting the national anthem against football games, protested against police brutality and racial inequality.
The announcement was in the San Francisco 49ers game, which remained a free agent because his controversial protest turned NFL games into a national and political issue with a quote "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.
On the same day, Nike started his camera Martin decided to stop selling the brand, saying that unlike war heroes, Kaepernick "does not know the victims".
"We have a choice. We have a voice. And I no longer want to be a NIKE seller. All the price of NIKE 1
September 5 Martin told Fox 21 News that Nike was a big part of his business and probably couldn't.
"I really doubt I can survive without Nike," he said.
Now the new posters are plastered through the Prime Time Sports windows, in bold letters: "Shop Closure" and "40% Discount All".
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" Please do my Facebook thing with with all you know that this could happen as soon as possible, ”he said.
The Nike Kaepernick campaign rolled out shops, municipalities, and half inspired people to burn their shoes and ban their employees from wearing the brand in protest. One mayor of Louisiana even tried n his recreational section and clubs to buy or receive any Nike products.
About two weeks after the announcement was made, Edison Trends reported that Kaepernick's controversial bet on its 30-year Just Do It campaign actually increased online sales
"I hate to admit it , maybe there are more Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick supporters than I understood, ”said Martin KOAA News.
The owner of a sports shop estimated that his shop would close the door a few weeks later and try to help his employees find other jobs