Former WWE star Eva Marie dropped a thirty-minute video this weekend in which she talks about being unhappy with the verbiage in Nike‘s recent Colin Kaepernick advertisement.
Eva posted a video on YouTube titled “CONTROVERSY Colin Kaepernick, Nike & President Donald Trump On Salty Saturday’s” where she and her husband discuss understanding where Kaepernick was coming from — and how he had the right to silently protest during the national anthem — but they don’t think he went out about things the right way.
The couple does, however, believe Colin Kaepernick had nothing but good intentions and will be remembered on the right side of history in the future.
As for the advertisement, Eva and Jonathan Coyle say Nike had the right to make whatever they want … but they feel like using an athlete with the slogan “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” slights the sacrifices being made by law enforcement/armed forces.
“My dad went to Vietnam when he was 19-years-old with 7 guys … he was lucky and came back with 6,” Marie explained. “So, they lost a guy out there. That is the ultimate sacrifice.”
Adding, “My dad to this day he doesn’t really talk about the Vietnam War because that is something that these guys and women go to that us out here that are living an amazing life will never understand. Because we were never there. And they are giving the ultimate sacrifice because they are leaving their husbands, theirs wives, their kids to go serve our country and give us the freedom to go play ball.”
Watch the full video below.