Colin Kaepernick essentially tossed away a potentially lucrative (even though he wasn’t that great) NFL career in the name of what he calls the “oppression” of African-Americans by the police. His type of “social justice” that he fights for isn’t legitimate, for the most part.
But to make things even worse, two years after he lost his football contract, and days after getting signed to an extremely wealthy Nike contract, Kaepernick decided to offer “#ImwithKap” jerseys for pre-sale on his charity’s website. While that would normally be all fine and dandy… there’s a catch.
Displayed prominently on the shop’s homepage, it indicates that “20% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO KNOW YOUR RIGHTS CAMP.” And they’re selling the jersey for a whopping $175. That means about $35 bucks from each jersey will go to his charity, and if you figure in a base cost of $35 to make the jersey (and that’s probably generous), he’s still profiting a staggering $100 per jersey sold.
I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound very generous at all and to be 100% honest, it sounds like a shady, quick way to exploit his notion of “social justice” to make a quick down payment for a nice yacht…
USA Today reports:
Colin Kaepernick’s new football jersey may not have an NFL team’s name on it, but it certainly carries a message.
Kaepernick on Monday tweeted a picture of the jersey, which is available for pre-sale on his website. The jersey is all black with white letters and numbers and features “#IMWITHKAP” embroidered across the front. Kaepernick remains a free agent after last playing in the NFL in 2016.
No. 7, which Kaepernick wore during his six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, is also printed on the jersey, along with his name. As Kaepernick tweeted, 20 percent of the proceeds from jersey sales will go to his Know Your Rights foundation, which was designed to “raise awareness on self-empowerment and interacting with law enforcement.”
The limited-edition jerseys come in youth and adult sizes and sell for $99.99 and $174.99, respectively. The jersey release comes just days after Nike unveiled Kaepernick as the face of its new advertisement campaign.
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