The Hill reports:
A store in Colorado will be closing down after more than 20 years in business after its decision to stop selling Nike merchandise.
The store, Prime Time Sports, first made headlines in September when it announced it would pull Nike merchandise to protest the company’s decision to feature former NFL player Colin Kaepernick as the face of its ad campaign…
Prime Time Sports in Colorado Springs’ Chapel Hills Mall made national headlines last fall over their decision to blow out their Nike inventory and stop selling the brand’s products in protest of their ad campaign featuring ex-QB Colin Kaepernick, whose silent kneeling demonstrations during the national anthem ahead of NFL games made him an unemployed political lightning rod. If there is any place in America where a sporting goods store’s jilting of such a key brand would be survivable, one would think the conservative bastion of Colorado Springs would be it.
But as it turns out,
“As much as I hate to admit this, perhaps there are more Brandon Marshall and Colin Kaepernick supporters out there than I realized,” he added. [Pols emphasis]
For all the pundits who warned that football and politics make for bad business, here’s an example of the rule cutting both ways–even in the reddest of locales! The only thing we can add is our hope that Joe Flacco works out for the Broncos, since boycotting Kaepernick hasn’t exactly been a winning choice for John Elway either.