The Man Who Killed Bin Laden Weighs In On Nike. His Comments Might Surprise You

Jena Greene | Reporter

The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden doesn’t share the same full-throated contempt for Nike that many of his fellow veterans have.

Rob O’Neill, who claims to have delivered the fatal shot to the 9/11 mastermind, says people are too upset about Nike’s recent advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. (RELATED: The Reason For Nike’s Deal With Colin Kaepernick Has Been Revealed. It’s A Wild One)

O’Neill was seen at the Washington, D.C. airport on Thursday, where he told TMZ paparazzi that “people are making too big of a deal out of it.”

“I don’t know what it is, it’s one of those things where, he’s doing what he’s doing. He says it’s for awareness for police brutality. I know a lot of vets are insulted. I wouldn’t [kneel] personally but I’m a white guy from Montana. Like I always say, every time I was in handcuffs, I deserved it.”

O’Neill added that he’s not planning to get rid of his Nikes anytime soon — especially the expensive ones.

“I’m not burning my damn Air Jordans,” he said, calling those who have burned their Nikes “stupid.”

Earlier this week, MMA fighter and Green Beret sniper Tim Kennedy slammed Nike from his barracks in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (RELATED: Legendary Green Beret Sniper Slams Nike For Kaepernick Campaign)

“I’m talking about real heroes, and I’m surrounded by a bunch of them right now,” he said. “Let’s talk about sacrifice. 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.”

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