The fallout from the success of the Nike/Kaepernick campaign is predictable. Everyone wants a piece of the pie. Everyone in sports has their eyes on being the next ‘6 Billion Dollar Man.’ Kneeling down doesn’t look that hard. Almost anyone can do it!
But wait, they’re saying. ‘What about the next 6 billion dollar woman?!‘
With eyes on fairness and equality and billions, a 49ers cheerleader is the latest to kneel for the anthem.
Cheerleaders finally equal
If we think pro athletes have it bad, think about the cheerleaders. They cheer their hearts out and support their team and what thanks do they get? Not equal pay, that’s for sure. Not even close. An NFL cheerleader gets paid $75-$150 per game. An NFL player gets paid $50,000 – $2,000,000 per game. That’s a bit of a difference. Not cool!
What are the details from her Nike contract? Those haven’t been released yet, but we can be sure that it’s lucrative. She’s finally getting what she deserves. All it took was taking a stand. (Or the opposite, as the case may be…) And thank goodness for that!
The world needs great leaders. And great leaders get paid. Use this as inspiration. Just do it!