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On Labor Day, Colin Kaepernick revealed his long-gestating ad campaign with Nike. We’ve already written about the campaign itself. Now let’s talk about the hilarious overreaction. In a feat of grandstanding fit for Mike Pence, some people have been destroying their own Nike apparel to send a message to Nike. That’ll learn ’em.


On the one hand, people have every right to get mad at a company for hiring someone they dislike. On the other hand, destroying your own property to protest said company is hilariously hamfisted. It’s so absurd we’d like to believe every image of a destroyed Nike product is being shared as a prank, but then again, this isn’t the first time the MAGA crowd has purportedly smashed their own bought-and-paid-for consumer goods in protest.

On Twitter, the people joking about the protest quickly outnumbered the people actually protesting (or pretending to protest).

Some even trolled the protestors by suggesting other things to boycott:

The protests inspired at least one “wait for it” parody video:



Article Courtesy of Uproxx

First Picture Courtesy of Slaven Vlasic and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Jeff Grossman and WENN

Third through Eighth Picture, First and Second Video, and First through Eleventh Tweet Courtesy of Twitter 

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