Tiger calls Kaepernick's Nike ad 'a beautiful spot'

08 September, 2018, 10:24 | Author: Ann Santiago
  • Nike releases new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Serena Williams

It's been two years since the former 49ers QB took a knee during the National Anthem to protest systemic racial injustice and police brutality and Trump has been right there to criticize him heavily nearly every step of the way.

"I think it's awesome", he told The Star on Friday. "I don't think it's appropriate what they did", Trump said in an interview with Fox News before a rally in Montana thursday night.

While the NFL continues to wrestle with how to deal with protests during the national anthem, there were no such apparent demonstrations during Thursday night's game, which the defending champion Eagles won 18-12. The NFL should have taken a bold stand on this, but they fumbled it badly and now Nike is piling on.

"Investors on Robinhood are buying Nike stock 300% more than they are selling, compared to 12% last week", Robinhood's data scientist Sahill Poddar told Business Insider on Tuesday.

Trump has not shied away from commenting on the issue of the NFL players protest during the national anthem.

Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in marathon match at US Open
Nadal moves to 8-3 all time against the Austrian to set up a semifinal match against No. 3 seed Juan Martín del Potro on Friday. The 33-year-old Isner is the tournament leader in aces and was nailing them against Raonic with 140 miles per hour serves.

Given his position of prominence with Nike over the past two decades, Tiger Woods was asked Friday for his opinion on the new "Just Do It" Colin Kaepernick ad that ran Thursday night during the National Football League season opener. "I mean, let's put it this way, their name is in the paper and people are talking about it", he said.

The 90-second ad showed a variety of athletes, including the Lakers' LeBron James and tennis star Serena Williams, and it ended with the slogan: "It's only insane until you do it". In November, James had invoked Martin Luther King Jr.in saying of the "blackballed" ex-quarterback, "I've commended Kap, and for him to sacrifice everything for the greater good for everyone, for what he truly believed in, the utmost respect to him". "They came out with a campaign that they feel is who they are".

Stills began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 and has been vocal discussing racial inequality and other issues.

"Nike is a company", he said.

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous "senior official" in the Trump administration titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration".

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