Now that Nike has officially resigned Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was convicted and served 21 months in federal prison for dogfighting, it’s not surprising to learn that some folks aren’t the least bit happy about it.
That fact became clear when a Facebook campaign was started to boycott Nike and any other companies who endorse Vick. So far a little under 4,000 people had “liked” the page.
According to FootballNewsNow.com, even some celebrities have expressed their disapproval of the Vick/Nike relationship via Twitter. Jenna Dewan, star “The Playboy Club” tweeted:
“NIKE just signed Michael Vick!? Done. Over. Lost customer. NEVER wearing Nike again. #AnimalAbuseIsUnforgivable. The propensity to be cruel and ruthless toward a defenseless animal is sick, twisted, & unforgivable. #NOTaRoleModel.”
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco posted on her Twitter page, “Dear Nike, I’m disappointed.”
Also, last week BET gave Vick its “Athlete of the Year” award, sponsored by Subway, so the Facebook campaign is also calling for a boycott those two companies as well.