NFL Issues Statement on Social Justice Following Kaepernick "Just Do It" Ad

05 September, 2018, 17:01 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • People are burning Nike because Colin Kaepernick fronts its new campaign

Kaepernick tweeted an image Monday that said: "Believe in something. even if it means sacrificing everything".

Shares of Nike fell after tens of thousands of people used the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Twitter.

"I think it's a awful message that they're sending and the objective of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it", Trump said in an interview with The Daily Caller.

Previously, Trump has been quite clear that he does not believe the NFL's ability to make business decisions he disagrees with "is what this country is all about".

He inspired many other players to join in, earning the ire of people including Donald Trump, and the protest has cost Kaepernick his National Football League contract.

Kaepernick started a movement of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against African-Americans and other racial injustices.

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In 2016 former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took the stance during the American national anthem, as a demonstration against the treatment of black Americans by authorities. "And I think that that's what they're counting on their customers wanting to be on the right side of". Others vowed to wear their Nike apparel more frequently or to go out and buy Nike sports gear to make up for the boycott attempt.

Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against the NFL earlier this year alleging that the league's owners had conspired under pressure from President Trump, to keep him out of the league.

Kaepernick is just one of a series of athletes being featured as part of the campaign - Serena Williams forms part of it, too.

Kaepernick hasn't been signed by any team since his protests began.

Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike's latest ad campaign, and it has some people riled up. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Nike hasn't officially announced the contract.

Nike has not commented on the backlash to the campaign at this time.

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