It all started when Nike announced on Monday that Colin Kaepernick would be part of a major advertising campaign, some people cheered. Others burned their shoes and ripped their socks.
Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who is now a free agent and pursuing a collusion case against the N.F.L., rose to political prominence in 2016 after he began kneeling during the playing of the national anthem at his games to protest racial inequality and police killings of black people. Critics have accused him of disrespecting the anthem and, by extension, the military and the American flag.
So it's an american thing...