Nike to air Kaepernick ad during National Football League season opener

Nike to air Kaepernick ad during National Football League season opener

Nike to air Kaepernick ad during National Football League season opener

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback began the national anthem controversy when he took a knee during the song back in 2016 to protest police brutality and social inequality.

"Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts", Trump said. I would love to see how they would protest Home Depot: 'The walls in my house must go!' And also, I'm not going to lie, those flaming Nikes makes me nearly want to pay more.

The Game was recently stopped by TMZ who asked the rapper about Nike's new ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick.

Tuesday, a day after the ad - which features Kaepernick's face and reads, 'Believe in something. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", the athletic gear company received criticism from many, such as Taya Kyle, widow of late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, and President Donald Trump.

Replying to an official post on the Nike Twitter account which read "Don't ask if your dreams are insane".

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Trump's tweet also referenced the NFL's declining TV ratings and said that he finds it "hard to watch" and "always will, until [the players] stand for the FLAG!" The campaign will also feature athletes such as Serena Williams, NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Shaquem Griffin, a rookie linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks whose left hand was amputated when he was a child.

"I grew up in OR and was around @Nike my whole life". Kaepernick went unsigned in 2017 and claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests. "I like this too not what he says, but what he is".

A Christian college has chose to stop using Nike products in response to their Colin Kaepernick-themed campaign.

However critics on social media have been using the hashtag #JustBurnIt - a play on Nike's slogan "Just Do It" - which trended alongside #BoycottNike. "Ask if they're insane enough".

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