Sports Store Owner Who Boycotted Nike Now Closing Up Shop

FIVE MONTHS AFTER A COLORADO BUSINESS OWNER STARTED A VERY PUBLIC GOT OF NIKE PRODUCTS, HIS STORE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS THE MAN BEHIND PRIMETIME SPORTS WAS MAD ABOUT THE NIKE AD FEATURING FORMER QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK

KAEPERNICK IGNITED A CONTROVERSIAL MOVEMENT WHEN HE CHOSE TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO PROTEST SOCIAL INJUSTICES IT IS A MOVE THAT DIVIDED FOOTBALL FANS AND MUNCH OF THE COUNTRY IN GENERAL KELLY WERTHMANN JOINS US NOW A SPORTS STORE DROPPING NIKE IS A BIG DEAL Reporter: A LOT OF JERSEYS LIKE THIS ONE ARE MADE BY NIKE

MOST JERSEYS ARE WHEN THE STORE OWNER DECIDED TO BOYCOTT THE BRAND, HE LOST A LOT OF INVENTORY AND THEN HE LOST A LOT OF CUSTOMERS NOW HE SAYS HE CAN PAY THE BILLS AND MUST CLOSE THE DOORS IT HAS BEEN MY BABY FOR 21 YEARS Reporter: THE END OF A LONGTIME SPORTS STORE BEGINS WITH A POPULAR SPORTS BRAND

BEING A SPORTS STORE AND NOT HAVING NIKE JERSEYS IS LIKE BEING A MILK STORE WITHOUT MILK Reporter: IN SEPTEMBER, STEPHEN MARTIN STOPPED SELLING NIKE AT RUNTIME SPORTS IN COLORADO SPRINGS, PROTESTING THE COMPANY'S DECISION TO FEATURE COLIN KAEPERNICK AS THE FACE OF ITS AD CAMPAIGN IT HAS CAUGHT UP TO ME Reporter: MARTIN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A FAN OF KAEPERNICK'S FORMER TEAM SAYS HE REALIZED LAST YEAR POLING NIKE COULD PUSH HIM OUT OF BUSINESS HE ALSO LOST CUSTOMERS IN 2016 FOR CANCELING AN AUTOGRAPH SESSION WITH BRONCOS BRANDON MARSHALL AFTER THE LINEBACKER TOOK ANY DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

PERHAPS THERE IS MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE IN SUPPORT OF WHAT BRANDON MARSHALL DID AND WHAT COLIN KAEPERNICK DID THEN I REALIZED Reporter: BETWEEN MONTHS OF POOR SALES AND DECLINING MALL TRAFFIC, MARTIN SAYS THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO LIQUIDATE THIS IS NOT HOW I EXPECTED IT TO END Reporter: OF THE CUSTOMERS WHO LOVE HIS STORE, THEY SAY THAT THEY REALLY ENJOYED A WALL OF PHOTOS THAT FEATURED VETERANS AND EVEN SOME MILITARY

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