Ex-NFL Player Burgess Owens on Fox Business: Nike’s Kaepernick Ad ‘Like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor’
In the mind of Fox Business guest Burgess Owens, Nike’s partnership with Colin Kaepernick is basically tantamount to an attack by a foreign power that leaves thousands of Americans dead or injured.
The former football star has long made his disagreement clear with national anthem-kneeling athletes. And on Monday, he spoke with Fox Business host Stuart Varney to react to yesterday’s events prior to the Miami Dolphins game — where Miami wideouts Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson continued Kaepernick’s protests against social injustice and police brutality. During his appearance, Owens railed against Nike’s “Marxist” representative and what he stunningly deems the “assault” they’re launching on America.
“We have to look at the bigger picture and understand in America that we’re under assault,” Owens said. “It’s like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, we’re being assaulted by the left. And we need to understand who they are. They’re globalists, and they’re leftist globalists. The worst thing that can happen to our country is to let them get away with it and not understand what their long game is. It’s not American, it’s not about patriotism. It’s profit and politics for them.”
Let’s have a brief history lesson, shall we?
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, over 2,300 American military personnel were killed, and the event prompted the U.S.’ decision to enter World War II.
When the September 11 attacks happened, thousands of people were killed and injured, billions of dollars worth of property got damaged, and in many ways, the War on Terror that followed after shaped the course of world history at the start of the 21st century.
According to Burgess Owens, Nike’s pact with Kaepernick is comparable to both of those events.
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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