After Nike officially resigned Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who was convicted and served 21 months in federal prison for dogfighting, itâ€™s not surprising to learn that some folks arenâ€™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 â€œlikedâ€ the page.
According to FootballNewsNow.com, even some celebrities have expressed their disapproval of the Vick/Nike relationship via Twitter. Jenna Dewan, star â€œThe Playboy Clubâ€ tweeted:
â€œYes, I do believe in forgiveness, but that does not mean I need to support him as an inspirational figure.â€
â€œOne Tree Hillâ€ star Sophia Bush said this:
â€œNIKE 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.â€
â€œBig Bang Theoryâ€ star Kaley Cuoco posted on her Twitter page, â€œDear Nike, Iâ€™m disappointed.â€
Also, last week BET gave Vick its â€œAthlete of the Yearâ€ award, sponsored by Subway, so the Facebook campaign is also calling for a boycott those two companies as well. All I have to say is how sad are the people who have time to hate on someone… Good Job Nike & BET for saying “F*ck yall we still got love for Vick”… LOL