Raiders owner Mark Davis ‘absolutely’ supports Colin Kaepernick’s deal with Nike
While people who continue not to get what former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is fighting for burning their Nike merchandise following the sports apparel company’s decision to feature the free agent quarterback as the face of their new ad campaign, there are others who are standing up for the controversial signal-caller. Among them is Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis.
Davis was recently ambushed for an interview by TMZ Sports while he was leaving a West Hollywood restaurant. When asked about his thoughts on Nike’s partnership with Kaepernick, Davis said that he’s all for it.
“Absolutely!,” Davis said. “Why not?”
Kaepernick has given birth to a very divisive issue, largely because of the manner he chose to fight for what he believes in. By kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, the quarterback rubbed a significant portion of the public the wrong way, especially those who think that refusing to stand up while the anthem is playing is a form of disrespect that negates his altruistic intention.
On the other hand, there are people who don’t interpret Kaepernick’s actions the same way his detractors always have. For them, Kaepernick is all about raising awareness of the social injustice and the abuse of power by the police force in the country.
With America in a combative political environment, Colin Kaepernick is among those who have captured the public’s attention – both positive and negative.
Speaking of divisiveness, Raiders nation are mostly on one side of the fence with regards to the blockbuster trade that sent Khalil Mack from Oakland to the Chicago Bears, with many of them left fuming mad over the fact that Mark Davis and company approved the transaction.
Davis, though, said to TMZ that he “absolutely” believes it was the right thing to do for Oakland.