Donald Trump Whips Up Base Blasting Nike Ad Featuring Colin Kaepernick

Marcus Newton
September 9, 2018

The former quarterback was ousted from the NFL two years ago after he began kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and racism in the United States.

The deal spurred debate among fans, with some urging a boycott of the Beaverton, Oregon-based company and others burning their Nike clothing. I'm not gonna speak for them, but there was no one happy about it. It drew the ire of President Donald Trump, who tweeted Wednesday about Nike's ad featuring Kaepernick.

"Since 2016, 381 officers have been killed in the line of duty", the order's president, Chuck Canterbury, said in a statement, "They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind".

Trump remained relatively quiet in the immediate aftermath of the ad announcement, but he told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he thinks the ad sends a "terrible message".

"To me, it seems like the guy is just out to get his glory and he's offending a lot of people". "Ask if they're insane enough", James replied with the sportswear giants' motto: "#JustDoIt". At one point, Kaepernick appears on camera, and his voice reads a slogan he and Nike have been promoting this week: "Believe in something. Ask if they are insane enough".

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The ad's universal theme is about athletes pushing for bigger dreams.

Nike's net favorability fell among all groups within the 8,000 people surveyed for the report.

Kaepernick, who almost led the 49ers to a Super Bowl title but has not been on an National Football League roster since 2016, has filed a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of colluding to keep him off the field because of protests.

An arbitrator recently denied the NFL's request to dismiss Kaepernick's collusion complaint.

The sports apparel giant has unveiled its first TV ad in the campaign, narrated by Kaepernick and scheduled to air during major sporting events.

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