DENVER -- The start of the NFL season is Thursday. As teams gear up for kickoff, one longtime fan says he is cutting ties with the Broncos and will no longer watch the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick.
“It’s an NFL thing completely," Broncos fan Jonathan McMillan said.
Kaepernick's decision to take a knee and protest police brutality has lots of people distancing themselves from their teams.
Last year, a woman said she could no longer watch the Broncos after some players decided to follow Kaepernick's footsteps. She said it was disrespectful to the flag and military personnel.
“I strongly believe in what Colin’s message is," McMillan said.
“I can’t see how I can honestly say I believe in what Colin Kaepernick is doing in protesting inequality and, honestly, brutality against black men and still support the organization that blacklisted him for making that stand. There’s no way I can in good conscious enjoy myself watching that.”
McMillan will sell all his gear and give that money to Kaepernick's foundation. His decision comes hours after Nike announced Kaepernick as the face of its "Just Do It" anniversary campaign.
It's a campaign that again has divided America. Some people have posted videos of themselves burning their Nike shoes to show their disagreement with the company's decision.
On the other hand, McMillan says he couldn't agree with the ad more.
Kaepernick does not play in the NFL right now. He's in the middle of a lawsuit with the NFL, after accusing the league of collusion.AlertMe