Ever since the Colin Kaepernick campaign was released by Nike, there have been those who both support and oppose the decisions of the sports merchandise giant. Even though many fans have taken to destroying their Nike products, the sales of the company rose dramatically and in a short period of time after the ad came out. In Kenner, Louisiana, the controversial situation is even dividing government officials and putting them at odds.
According to NOLA, Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn issued a memorandum that has demanded the recreation department of the city to no longer purchases any Nike products. They also cannot accept delivery of those purchased for the department by boosters or others.
The memo was apparently sent out on Sept. 5, 2018, and it was sent to Chad Pitfield who is the Recreation Director in Kenner. On Friday, the memo began being shared around social media and most everyone had very strong feelings about the orders being given by the mayor.