Taya Kyle, the wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle, ripped Colin Kaepernick and Nike on Facebook.  Her issue is with the concept that the free agent NFL quarterback sacrificed everything.

Taya questions Kaepernick’s sacrifice and called the ad campaign an insult to those who have actually sacrificed everything.

Here is part of what she had to say:

Nike, I love your gear, but you exhaust my spirit on this one. Your new ad with Colin Kapernick, I get the message, but that sacrificing everything thing…. It just doesn’t play out here. Sacrificing what exactly? A career? I’ve done that both times I chose to stay home and be with my kids instead of continuing my business climb… and it wasn’t sacrificing everything. It was sacrificing one career and some money and it was because of what I believe in and more importantly, who I believe in.

At best, that is all Colin sacrificed… some money and it’s debatable if he really lost his career over it. Maybe he sacrificed the respect of some people while he gained the respect of others. Or maybe he used one career to springboard himself into a different career when the first was waning. I don’t know. What I do know is, he gained popularity and magazine covers he likely wouldn’t have gotten without getting on his knees or as you say, “believing in something.” I’m also thinking the irony is that while I am not privy to the numbers, it’s likely he gained a lucrative Nike contract. So yeah… that whole “sacrificing everything” is insulting to those who really have sacrificed everything.

Technically she’s right, Kaepernick didn’t actually sacrifice everything.  But I think it’s fair to say, even with the Nike ad deal, he lost out on millions for doing something he believed in. 

Read her full post here.