Saints players attend rally in Kenner, LA against Mayor’s ban on Nike products

The Loop Thread
For many it’s unbelieveable. For Blacks in the South it’s just another chapter in the same ‘ole story that’s been prohibiting unity for over a century in America. Kenner, LA Mayor Ben Zhan issued a memorandum prohibiting any booster group from purchasing and wearing any Nike products that are worn/used in city Parks & Recreation facilities. Most people, even White people, were surprised at the urgent necessity of the Mayor to even take a stand on an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with the administrative governance of the city. The Mayor’s ban is in response to Nike choosing Ex-NFL Player, Colin Kaepernick, as the face of their new ‘Just Do It’ campaign. Kaepernick took center stage last season by kneeling during the National Anthem to bring awareness to Police Brutality against Black Men in America. Youth groups, Pastors, Radio Personalities, Coaches, Parents, and supporters from all over the Gulf Coast met at Susan Park Gym in Kenner, LA for a peaceful rally against the Mayor’s decision. With thunderstorms all day today, nobody expected the large turnout. A gym with standing room only reflected the urgency of the matter to all Kenner constituents. The city expected parents and kids to show up but they didn’t expect more than 20 members of the Clergy to attend and they definitely didn’t expect Saints starting players Cam Jordan, Terron Armstead, and Craig Robinson to attend either. Cam Jordan encouraged the youth to never be afraid to stand up for what they believe in and he also stressed the importance of voting. He encouraged all youth over 18 to take voting seriously. The players were received with a thunderous applause but so did all the speakers, City Officials, and organizers. It was a very well received event and it meant a lot to see the community support in such large numbers. The event was organized by Larry Marrow and his support team.