Caught some radio coverage this morning about the dogfighting charges against Michael Vick and I am completely disgusted and horrified by the things he is charged with. For those of you who don’t know, he is accused of running a dogfight operation in VA and treating the animals in a even more inhumane way (if that’s possible) than just forcing them to fight to the death. It’s alleged that he hung, drowned beat and electrocuted dogs that would not fight.
Even more disgusting was the clip they played of him claiming people still love him so no big deal. And Nike, his biggest sponsor, has taken no action to drop him. Innocent until proven guilty and all that, but it is a fact that he owned that property and facilitated this practice, which should be enough that Nike is concerned about the smudge on their reputation.
I sent an e-mail to Nike this morning calling them out on it and letting them know that I won’t be buying Nike again this lifetime unless Vick is dropped immediately. We’ll see how much love Vick feels when all of his sponsors pull out and the NFL drops him (which I fervently hope they will do). Please go to Nike.com and NFL.com and send them the message that their customers and fans won’t tolerate their glorification of human garbage.