Colin Kaepernick appears in Nike ad

05 September, 2018, 19:36 | Author: Eloise Houston
  • Nike gives Colin Kaepernick new contract will feature him in ad campaign

The footwear and apparel maker's campaign this week further stoked a national debate over social justice that Kaepernick and other NFL players sparked with their protests aimed at addressing police brutality against minorities, racial injustice, and reforming the criminal justice system. "They pay a lot of rent", he said. Some took to Twitter with videos of Nike gear burning, while others went out to buy more.

Kaepernick's Nike ad features a close-up of the football player's face, and ad copy that reads, "Believe in something".

"His comments came a day after he said in an interview with the Daily Caller, that Nike partnering with the free-agent quarterback was a bad message" and "a message that shouldn't be sent".

Rich, one half of the Big & Rich and owner of Lower Broadway's Redneck Riviera honky-tonk, followed it up with a picture of his soundman after cutting out the Nike logo from his socks.

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!"

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At the time, President Donald Trump lambasted Kaepernick, and the other players who followed suit, calling them "sons of b*tches" for their "disrespect" to the U.S. flag. "[Nike is] picking a side, and I don't think that's going to negatively affect them in the long run", Morris 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.

Other athletes in the campaign include tennis star Serena Williams, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker whose left hand was amputated when he was 4.

The NFL said it "embraces the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action".

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