As the Nike controversy heats up, outspoken country duo Brothers Osborne are speaking out via social media.
When it was announced that Nike hired former San Francisco quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, for their 30th Anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, the social media world couldn’t handle it.
People on both sides spoke out defending the choice and getting angry about it. John Rich was one of the outspoken who was against Colin’s hiring and urged people to not buy Nike anymore. As the post and the story went viral a large a mount of people starting burning their Nike’s and taking a stance against the company.
That’s where Brothers Osborne come in. The duo took to Twitter to address that controversy. In a swipe at President Donald Trump, Brothers Osborne spoke their mind about the burning of sneakers.
“I don’t blame people for burning their
@Nike’s considering that Colin Kaepernick denigrated P.O.W.s by saying he prefers people who weren’t captured. Oh wait… that was that other guy.”
Ouch! Game on.
I don’t blame people for burning their @Nike’s considering that Colin Kaepernick denigrated P.O.W.s by saying he prefers people who weren’t captured. Oh wait… that was that other guy.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) September 5, 2018
The statement the Brothers are referring to, came when President Donald Trump spoke about John McCain during a Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
John McCain passed away on Aug. 25 and President Donald Trump was not invited to speak or attend the funeral.