The leader of a Christian law firm contends that the West Point and Air Force academies should remove Nike's emblem from their football uniforms – and for good reason.
The removal of the Nike Swoosh was suggested because the sports apparel giant recently featured Colin Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.
The former NFL quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers is responsible for starting the movement in the league to take a knee during the National Anthem.
Thomas More Law Center President and Chief Counsel Richard Thompson argues that Nike's new marketing plan celebrates Kaepernick's disrespect for America, the flag and those serving in the Armed Forces.
"Why should these leaders – at this point – advertise a private company on their uniform that shows so much contempt for not only our country, but for the men and women fighting to preserve our independence and to preserve our constitutional way of life?"
Thompson also told OneNewsNow that at one time – when Nike was staying out of the political process – this was not an issue.
"But now that Nike's involved in a really political statement – celebrating contempt for our nation – I think if West Point and [the] Airforce Academy have some way to get out of any contractual relationship they have, they should take it,” the legal expert asserted.
Thompson believes that Nike is going to realize that it made a horrible business decision and will somehow start walking away from its anti-American move to endorse athletes who disrespect their nation.