The shoe company Nike made a rather unfortunate choice to be the “face” of their 30th anniversary campaign. Incredibly, the company chose journeyman quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the celebrated social justice warrior.
Kaepernick is more famous for his exploits as a protester than as a player. He started protesting the National Anthem after his career had taken a nosedive. With poor performance on the field, Kaepernick lost his starting job and was merely a backup.
For the first ten years of his tenure as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton was focused on football. He did not give his political opinions and rarely granted interviews. In fact, he seemed to despise the media and consider all of the reporters to be fools. Unfortunately, in the past year, Payton has been the one who has looked foolish. This is not due to his unimpressive results as Head Coach, leading his team to three straight losing seasons and a 2-2 record in 2017. Instead, it is due to his decision to enter the world of politics.