Singer John Rich unloads on Nike! ‘Makes me sick … Hey Nike, you gonna make PIG SOCKS to match?’

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John Rich, of the country mega band Big & Rich, is slamming Nike for its decision to ink a deal with Colin Kaepernick.

John Rich unloaded on the sports brand for its mega-deal of custom shoes, apparel and merchandise featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback as part of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign.

Rich called Nike out for the deal he said  “makes me sick” and is an insult to law enforcement, referring back to  Kaepernick wearing socks featuring a pig dressed up in a police uniform.

Responding to reactions on Twitter, Rich explained how comparing police to pigs “ends the conversation for me,” noting his gratitude to police officers who protect and serve at Big & Rich concert events.

Nike is facing severe backlash from those denouncing its deal with Kaepernick who took a knee during the national anthem ahead of an NFL game in 2016, sparking a firestorm of criticism and setting off a wave of controversial copycat actions by other athletes.

And while Nike is feeling the heat from American patriots who feel the brand is promoting unpatriotic protests, the left is solidly behind Kaepernick who has been a free agent since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers.

For others like Rich, Nike has gone too far and many like Big & Rich’s sound man responded in kind.

Rich continued his  takedown of Nike in several other tweets, responding to critics without missing a beat.

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