Country singer John Rich blasts Nike

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ST. PAUL, MN – SEPTEMBER 03: Country music singer John Rich of the group Big & Rich performs for a sound check on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the […]

NEW YORK (AP) – Country singer John Rich of Big & Rich is criticizing Nike for hiring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a new ad campaign and posted a picture of cut up Nike socks.

Rich tweeted on Monday night that a member of his crew cut the trademark swoosh off his socks and that he was also planning to burn them.

Kaepernick began a wave of protests by NFL players two seasons ago, kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

In a series of tweets that continued Tuesday, Rich, who was also on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” said he supported the right to protest, but that Nike lost his support when they endorsed Kaepernick.

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