Kumoi Jishi sent a message to Mark Parker that said:
I think your decision to use Colin Kaepernick for your 30th was ill considered. I see this move as a spit in the eye of every veteran. I have many friends who died defending Kaepernick's right to have personal views. But I do not see it as a right to use his notoriety to politicize sports. Sorry but the only thing for me to do in protest is no longer buy your products.