Some white people are so desperate to be upset at Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad (and be oppressed and marginalized so bad) that someone on the Internet decided to create and circulate a fake Nike coupon featuring Colin Kaepernick offering huge discounts to “people of color”
According to USA Today Sports, which took one of the bogus coupons that included a barcode (which was found in the cesspool that is 4chan), the coupon came up as “invalid” when scanned in a DC area store.
One of the coupons reads, “to show solidarity with the things WE believe in we are offering people of color 75% off any purchase of Nike’s shoes or apparel.”
“I wouldn’t characterize this as a scam, but a full on racial epithet,” Jack Gillis, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, told USA Today Sports via email. “This is nothing more than a dog whistle to a small, and unfortunate, segment of America. Another way to put it is that this is a racial statement masquerading as a scam.”
Nike has already sent alerts to its locations in the US to warn employees about the coupons.
“Scams related to brand names generally attempt to sell something that appears to be branded by the well-known name but is a fake,” Gillis added. “This can be accomplished, for example, on the internet by setting up sites or offers with slight misspellings of the brand or company. It is a bit unusual for political issues and scams to be mixed.”