Ex-NFLer Likens Nike Hiring Kaepernick to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor

Real talk Michael was in the NFL for 15 years- playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants

Real talk Michael was in the NFL for 15 years- playing the entire duration of his career with the New York Giants

"I ain't using that no more", Morris said.

As a Good Morning America host and former NFL player, Michael Strahan is in a unique position to discuss the league's biggest controversy: players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality.

"He's inked a contract with Nike", Morris said during his sermon.

"For Nike to then hire Colin Kaepernick, a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family", he continued.

The senior pastor in a Mobile, Alabama, church cut up articles of Nike clothing during a sermon in an apparent protest of former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick's controversial ad campaign for the brand. According to Us Weekly, the 46-year-old said that if he was still playing ball, he would be kneeling alongside the former 49ers quarterback. He added that Kaepernick is "protesting injustices that he sees happening. Based on that conversation with him, I'm pretty sure I would have".

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He concluded on Ellen: 'Football there seems to be a fracture between player and ownership and they need to get that together in order to get the message out there in the right way and not let the message become hijacked and turn it into something it never meant to be'.

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In an interview with AL.com Monday, Morris said he knows "there are a lot of people, in general, who are very upset" by Nike's decision to embrace the divisive and unpopular protest movement.

Kaepernick was joined by several other players in subsequent games.

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