HOUSTON, TX – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s regular radio message this week targets Nike’s selection of Colin Kaepernick as a national spokesman for their “Just Do It” campaign. The radio spot, part of the Lt. Governor’s on-going Conservative Conversations series, began airing statewide today. Patrick said this about Nike’s decision:
“It is shocking that a company the size of Nike doesn’t understand that refusing to stand for the national anthem is offensive to the majority of Americans, particularly those in uniform, who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our security and freedom.
“People have the right to protest and they have the right to hate our country – but they don’t have the right to do it when they are on their job. The NFL should have taken a bold stand on this, but they fumbled it badly and now Nike is piling on.
“When it comes to Nike, my new slogan is “Just Don’t Do It.”
Lt. Governor Patrick also launched a petition on social media calling on supporters to boycott Nike.
Conservative Conversations is a weekly series of one-minute radio messages that have been running since November 2017. In each spot, the Lt. Governor discusses the conservative principles that serve as the foundation for the policies that keep Texas strong. In addition to statewide radio, they are also distributed on social media.