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Vocal Eagles show support for Nike and Colin Kaepernick's bold message

Vocal Eagles show support for Nike and Colin Kaepernick's bold message

The sporting and political world was buzzing on Monday when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shared an image to social media with a powerful message: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

It was accompanied by the Nike swoosh as well as “Just Do It.”

Nike decided to make Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary campaign for their famous “Just Do It” slogan. 

Like most politically charged things in America these days, the image drew praise and criticism from opposing sides. 

Progressives loved it while conservatives were upset with Nike’s decision to make a statement on a divisive topic. 

Many in the sporting world showed their support, including Nike athletes LeBron James and Serena Williams. Two of the most outspoken Philadelphia Eagles when it comes to social activism, Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, shared their support of Nike and Kaepernick’s message. 

Long took to Twitter on Sunday evening in response to some on social media showing outrage by burning Nike sneakers. "Nike is a huge business. They’ve calculated risk. They may even have reason to believe this will make the brand more popular which means the guy burning his white air monarchs is in the minority. Bitter pill to swallow, I’m sure. Good luck w the protest. Bet they anticipated it," Long tweeted

Jenkins took to Twitter on Monday morning to show his support for Nike for making a bold statement, hoping other companies would follow suit.

The Eagles safety has been an active member of the NFL's Players Colation, attempting to raise awareness for social justice issues by raising his fist during the national anthem during the 2017 season. So far in 2018 during the preseason, he has opted to stay inside of the tunnel during the anthem. How he handles the anthem during the regular season remains to be seen.

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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