Former Iranian Dictator Praises Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who infamously began taking a knee in protest of a nation that “oppresses black people” has scored public support from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former Iranian President who oppressed plenty of others.

Ahmadinejad’s comments came after the multi-millionaire celebrity and Fidel Castro fan was featured in a Nike ad as someone who “sacrificed everything” for what he believed in.

Kaepernick, of course, sacrificed nothing with his “taking the knee” protest. He turned down every opportunity to play in the NFL that was handed to him since departing from the league and is now apparently scoring multi-million dollar contracts with Nike. He also sold a $3 million mansion in 2016 in exchange for a New York City condo he shelled out $2.3 million for. Clearly, a shortage of money isn’t a problem for him, nor should it be for a man who earned a third of his $126 million NFL contract.

Yet, for Kaepernick’s supposedly “courageous” protests (that garnered nearly 100% support from the entirety of the mainstream media), now even foreign dictators are praising him.

As The Daily Caller reported, “in a rather unexpected move, the former firebrand leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, tweeted his support for Kaepernick on Monday. Ahmadinejad said, “The NFL season will start this week, unfortunately once again Kaepernick is not on an NFL roster. Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league.”

If Kaepernick really was one of the best quarterbacks, his football career wouldn’t already be over.

While Nike’s ad campaign may be popular among former Iranian dictators, it has proven far less popular among members of the American public, who are scratching their heads at what exactly Kaepernick “sacrificed.”

And while we’ll need to wait until they report earnings to see the effect this will have, Nike’s stock is down today on news of them employing Kaepernick.

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While that’s only a 3% decline, that amounts to $3.75 billion in market value lost.

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