Nike’s all-black Colin Kaepernick jersey marking four years since he took a knee sells out in lower than a minute


The Icon Jersey 2.0, which retails for $150, went on sale Thursday morning and bought out in lower than a minute, Nike confirmed to CNN.

“4 years in the past, I took a knee to protest towards systemic racism and social injustice. It was that day that the quantity on my jersey would come to symbolize one thing better than soccer, one thing better than me,” Kaepernick wrote Thursday in a put up on Instagram.

“Since then, the quantity 7 jersey has turn into an emblem for advancing the liberation and well-being of Black & Brown communities. Thanks for staying True.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in August that he needs he had “listened earlier” to Kaepernick. With nationwide protests erupting throughout the nation over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Jacob Blake, the NFL has launched a set of social justice initiatives, which incorporates stenciling “It Takes All Of Us” and “Finish Racism” ultimately zones all season lengthy.

Nike's Colin Kaepernick Icon Jersey 2.0 is in all black.

Nonetheless, Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid lately referred to as out the NFL for what they imagine is a disingenuous effort to advertise racial equality and social justice.

“Whereas the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Black Life, they’re nonetheless actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for preventing for the Black neighborhood,” Kaepernick tweeted. “Eric set 2 franchise data final yr, and is among the finest defensive gamers within the league.”

Kaepernick has not performed within the NFL since opting out of his contract on the finish of the 2016 season when he first started to kneel, and he filed a lawsuit alleging that NFL crew homeowners colluded to maintain him from being signed. He settled a collusion grievance with the NFL together with Reid final yr.

Nike stated in an announcement, “By his steady dedication, the quantity 7 jersey has turn into an iconic image for progress and constructive change. Colin and Nike crew up collectively as soon as once more, this time with a Triple Black jersey, paying homage to the anniversary of Kaepernick in search of what’s true.”


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