The infamous Nike ad face Colin Kaepernick first gained public attention because of his decision to sit during the US national anthem, while the tradition dictates standing up. Though it soon came clear that his reason for sitting was much deeper than plain disrespect - Colin stated: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way." Exactly because of this activism, he was chosen as the face for Nike ads. Some accepted it with praise, and some felt that it was a disgrace and ended up protesting and defacing Nike products. This is a perfect depiction of modern America - racism, manufactured outrage, a cult of celebrity, commercialization and petty vindictiveness.

However, these kind of situations are fertile ground for funny memes and Colin's ad is no exception. The "Just Do It" variations are each more hilarious than the last! Scroll through our list of Colin Kaepernick memes and see for yourself.

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Just Do It By The Dude

Just Do It By The Dude

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Winnie The Pooh Nike Ad

Winnie The Pooh Nike Ad

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Just Do It Star Wars Edition Ad Meme

Just Do It Star Wars Edition Ad Meme

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Dwight Schrute Just Do It

Dwight Schrute Just Do It

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Night Owl
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually a good slogan to live by (only replace "idiot" with "asshole")

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Just Don't Ad Meme

Just Don't Ad Meme

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Keanu Reeves Nike Ad

Keanu Reeves Nike Ad

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Tony Moon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seriously, why burn good money, if you're going to get rid of the shoes or clothes, why not donate them to an organization that will put them to good use?

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Colin Kaepernick-Nike-Memes

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Denis
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanos: Why only half of my friends showed to my birthday? Also Thanos: Oh, wait

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Colin Kaepernick-Nike-Memes

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know how to render anything, will society accept me? - Asking for a bad CHI shark friend!

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hopefully this will become outdated soon.

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has a permanent scowl. It’s so interesting how being a bad person is so often a visible thing.

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The subject was nice, but the execution left something to be desired...

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WaLe
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ahahah this reminded me of The Book pf Mormon

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Colin Kaepernick-Nike-Memes

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Inflatable Lunchbox
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at this good boy Let him eat whatever he likes

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B Walko
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait, are you implying that I know own this room?

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well , he vas pretty clear he sacrified "Everything" not half of it ;)

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Colin Kaepernick-Nike-Memes

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未周 陸
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, Sir! I believe You are definitely NOT the Last Jedi, AND I can believe So even withOUT sacrificing Anything!

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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, but how many times in a week can you shit your pants before people start thinking you have a problem... :-/

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Laura E. Sardeson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Heck, I think he is the one who wrote the letter to the N.Y. Times.

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Tiffiny Seemann
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it’s like a strap for punishment or a straight jacket. That’s what I’m going with. Get the strap, indeed. (Blah blah blah.... )The statement concluded: “‘Get The Strap’ is a playful phrase used by Mr. Jackson to punctuate absurd and outrageous situations.”

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okpkpkp
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Earache, my eye! How would you like a butt-ache?"

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Should be a pic of Joey Chestnut

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Lola
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is one gorgeous man. I know he has a reputation by the way.

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