Legendary Green Beret Sniper Slams Nike For Kaepernick Campaign
Green Beret sniper Tim Kennedy eviscerated Nike for its recent collaboration with Colin Kaepernick, which claims the former NFL quarterback ‘sacrificed everything’ to stand up for what he believes in.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Kennedy, who’s served in the armed forces since 2004, says he learned about the Kaepernick-Nike deal while he was teaching at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. And while most of these guys typically keep their opinions to themselves, Kennedy said his military counterparts shared his malcontent for the campaign (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: LEGENDARY GREEN BERET EXPLAINS WHY WATERBOARDING BREAKS TERRORISTS)
“When I walked into the team room this morning, there were some people who were fuming,” he told TMZ Sports. “I’m not gonna speak for them, but there was no one happy about it.”
Kennedy says his main problem with the ad campaign is that it hails Kaepernick as a hero who sacrificed everything. (RELATED: NIKE MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT COLIN KAEPERNICK. NFL FANS WON’T BE HAPPY)
“You can’t go around that room [in Fort Bragg] and not ask a guy if he could list on his two hands friends that have died from Special Forces,” he added. “Every single person in that room has lost 10 friends, at least … I’m talking about real heroes, and I’m surrounded by a bunch of them right now.”
Kennedy clarified that Kaepernick still has a right to speak — and that his friends in Special Forces “would die” for his right to kneel.
“Let’s talk about sacrifice,” he said. “I’m in a room of a bunch of heroes that in a heartbeat would die for Colin’s right to do what he’s doing. That’s sacrifice.”