Colin Kaepernick And Nike | Connecticut Public Radio

Colin Kaepernick And Nike | Connecticut Public Radio

Colin Kaepernick And Nike | Connecticut Public Radio

Nike has released its first 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, and it leans into the controversy stirred this week when the ousted National Football League star and frequent target of President Donald Trump was announced as the face of the campaign.

The deal spurred debate among fans, with some urging a boycott of the Beaverton, Oregon-based company and others burning their Nike clothing.

"Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts", Mr Trump tweeted after the sportswear giant chose to feature Kaepernick in a new campaign.

Having been honoured at a fashion show on Tuesday, Nike athlete James said: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day".

While Nike's ad has received a lot of positive recognition from athletes including James, Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho and tennis star Serena Williams, it's also sparked backlash.

Nike's ad featuring Colin Kaepernick sparked opinions on social media nearly instantly.

The rule even meant the school lost the NAIA Division II postseason basketball tournament.

Kaepernick has said when the flag represents what it's supposed to represent, he will stand but until then he's taking a knee for those who are oppressed.

Nike gear won't be worn by athletic teams at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., in response to the shoe and apparel company's Colin Kaepernick advertising campaign.

"If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what people think you can do, good", Kaepernick says in the ad as a skateboarder aces a stunt.

He concludes by saying: "Don't ask if your dreams are insane". "Ask if they're insane enough", James replied with the sportswear giants' motto: "#JustDoIt". Kaepernick is suing team owners for allegedly colluding to keep him out of the NFL. Kaepernick said he was protesting police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices in the United States.

"In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America", Davis said in a statement.

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