Business Closing After Removing All Nike Merchandise Over Kaepernick Ad

A sporting event store that has been open for over 20 years in Colorado Springs, Colorado is going out of business.

Last year, the owner decided to pull of the Nike items off the shelves. The items includes mugs, shirts, shoes, blankets, wall plaques and more after Nike's ad campaign that featured Colin Kaepernick.

The owner Stephen Marin, told an NBC station that on Sunday night, he is making the decision to close the doors permanently and says that he can no longer keep the doors.

“Being a sports store without Nike is kind of like being a milk store without milk or a gas station without gas. How do you do it? They have a monopoly on jerseys,” said Martin.
"Martin says he doesn’t have any current players’ jerseys–because of his decision to drop all Nike apparel.

Martin said he was aware that this day could come because of his decision last year to take down everything related to Nike.

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