Actor returns Nikes: ‘They hurt my feet when I stand for the national anthem’

From:,  by Sarah Taylor,  on Sep 11, 2018

Actor Kevin Sorbo, who has joined the Nike boycott movement, called the company’s move to feature former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the ad campaign a “horrible move.” (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Christian actor Kevin Sorbo has jumped on the Nike boycott bandwagon.

Many former Nike fans began voicing their outrage at the company after it unveiled its latest “Just Do It” ad campaign, which featured former NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick and the campaign slogan, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

What are the details?

In a rather tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, Sorbo revealed that he’d returned a pair of Nikes to a retailer because they hurt his feet while standing for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

In an interview with CNS News, Sorbo explained his post, which read, “I just returned a pair of Nike shoes to the store. I complained that they hurt my feet when I stand for the [national anthem].”

Sorbo told the outlet that he felt Nike “blew it.”

“I laughed when I saw the hypocrisy in [the ad],” Sorbo explained.

“Nike blew it,” he added, calling the company’s move to feature Kaepernick in the ad campaign as a “horrible move.”

“Horrible move by them to compare the millions he is still being paid by the NFL and the millions Nike [may have given] him to whine about his misfortune and how he ‘sacrificed’ everything to make a stand against police brutality when true heroes gave their lives to protect his right to whine,” Sorbo explained.

“Only in America can you fail upwardly in sports,” he added.

Sorbo didn’t have many kind words to spare even for Kaepernick himself, saying that he “sucked” as a football player.

What else?

The outlet reported that Sorbo also sarcastically suggested that the NFL and NBA “need more diversity,” such as “more Koreans, more Jewish players, more Russians, more Norwegians, and more people from Guam.

“[It’s] not fair that so many African-Americans are ruling the leagues,” he added. “Just so unfair.”

Sorbo pointed out the obvious sarcasm in his diversity remarks, and adamantly noted that he is a “firm believer” that people ought to “hire the best people for whatever job it is.”


His name was familiar and I recognized his picture as a familiar face, but I couldn’t place him in any particular role. And then I looked him up to see what roles he’d played. Wow, this guy has 133 credits for being in big screen movies, TV movies, TV series, etc.  He played Hercules in a bunch of TV series and movies, so he’s worked a lot, no wonder he looked familiar. 

In addition, he’s produced 21 projects and directed 3, so he’s been a busy capitalist.

As far as I’m concerned, the thing that he’s done that is the most patriotic is by returning a pair of Nikes “because they hurt his feet when he stood for the national anthem.”

Priceless, especially for a Hollywood actor.



Categories: Political


8 replies

  1. Especially hire more Norwegians for the NFL! Love it. Great idea returning the shoes with that comment.

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    • I agree with Sarbo’s comment as well, bowt, and I’ve suggested that very stance before. The activist blacks raise hell because of disproportionality between whites and blacks in various jobs and positions, but they’re noticeably quiet about the DISPROPORTIONALITY of blacks in the NBA and NFL.


  2. Kevin Sorbo also played in one of the ‘God is Not Dead’ movies. I like him. And I like his Christian conservative stance! Great post!
    (Just saw his latest: ‘Let There Be Light’.


  3. “Only in America can you fail upwardly in sports,” — Sorbo is absolutely spot on. It turns out that CK is much better at being a whiny spoiled brat than he ever was at football.

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    • Yeah, I also agree with Sorbo’s statement. Kaepernick was a ‘one-trick pony’ who flashed, burned out, and fizzled. He could still have played a backup role on many teams, but his ego wouldn’t accept a few million less, so he transitioned to being a racial activist instead. He sucks at that too, only by playing the race card could he still be a subject of conversation. No one could have predicted it at the time, but his racist kneeling during the anthem has caused untold MILLIONS of dollars to be lost by all parties involved. He’s FAR from a hero, he is the primary reason for the slow demise of the NFL.


  4. “On the morning of September 11th, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers…crashed four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. After the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved. As the evacuation continued, the South Tower unexpectedly collapsed as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The North Tower collapsed a short time later. Seventy-one law enforcement officers…were killed at the World Trade Center site.”

    That’s what REAL heroism looks like. Real heroes are putting their lives on the line everyday to protect our country and our towns. I took a glimpse at the Officer Down Memorial Page ( and saw the smiling photos of men and women who are no longer with us because they died while on duty. They drowned, were victims of car/motorcycle crashes, were shot, run over, contracted cancer (from 9/11 duty), succumbed to heart attacks after chasing suspects and more. They and their families truly sacrificed.

    The kneeling movement started by Colin Kaepernick has NEVER made sense to me except that it has enabled false “heroes” to claim to be courageous when they have put nothing real on the line. I don’t kneel when I encounter a black person because other black people have disproportionately robbed, raped and/or murdered my fellow whites. I understand that the actions of a few do not reflect on the entire black community. For whatever reason the kneelers value the respect of the ignorant and the childish over that of the informed and the patriotic. I think that reason has to do with their own racism, and if they want to kneel they should do it in front of a mirror.

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