Social media users pushed back hard against Nike’s new advertisement campaign featuring football-kneeler Colin Kaepernick with memes mocking the athletics company.

Several memes pointed to Nike’s tagline, noting that U.S. soldiers sacrificed much more for their beliefs and America than a leftist millionaire football player who kneels during the National Anthem.

If Nike actually cared about those who sacrificed something, they would run an ad like this.

— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 4, 2018

Here @Nike this is a much better ad

— CountryGirl MI 🇺🇸 (@EthicalLoyal) September 4, 2018

I’ll just leave this here

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 4, 2018

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.#WeStand

— Joe Chenelly 🇺🇸 (@jchenelly) September 4, 2018

Here #Nike. I fixed it for you. Pat Tillman knew sacrifice. Pat Tillman played in the NFL and left after the 9/11 attacks to become a US Army Ranger. He gave his life in service to our nation. #realhero

— Chad Lee (@TNTLEE34) September 4, 2018

Hey @Nike – fixed this for you.

— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) September 4, 2018

Other memes poked fun at Nike with controversial characters.

— Jamie White (@WhiteIsTheFury) September 4, 2018


— Adan Salazar (@AdanSalazarWins) September 4, 2018

— Derikimi 🔰 (@Derikimi_G) September 4, 2018

believe in something. even if it means sacrificing everything.

— J. Arthur Bloom (@j_arthur_bloom) September 4, 2018

His name was Seth Rich #Nike #NikeBoycott #BoycottNike #HisNameWasSethRich #QAnon

— ❌FREEDOMFIGHTER❌🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@HungryTrucker) September 4, 2018

Just do it

— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) September 4, 2018

Kaepernick debuted Nike’s ad campaign on Monday over Twitter.

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018

Since the ad rollout and subsequent backlash, Nike lost nearly $4 billion in market cap, reflecting just how unpopular the NFL kneeling controversy has become to sports fans.

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