Colin Kaepernick Voices Nike Just Do It Campaign

Aubrey Yates
September 12, 2018

"It's a attractive spot".

Other NFL players joined the silent on-field protests, which created an ongoing, polarizing debate across the US fueled by President Trump.

Many people have been slamming the Nike company for its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, including the president himself - but you can count comedian Jim Carrey as a fan. "It's a attractive spot and pretty powerful people (are) in the spot". It is scheduled to air during the NFL's season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, and celebrates Kaepernick and other athletes.

Nike's Kaepernick ad debuted Monday afternoon, a United States holiday, drawing immediate praise and ire from celebrities and customers alike. It can also be seen online.

Many people have been taking to social media to rip apart Carrey's celebratory artwork, as well as Nike's deal with Kaepernick. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way?

Nike's swoosh logo was omnipresent on hats, polos and spikes for golfers at Aronimink Golf Club. Disrespectful of the American flag, they argued.

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Companies "have made millions off of following trends from the black community, and so they have to be cognizant of the feelings of that community", said Antonio S. Williams, who teaches sports marketing at Indiana University. "As an athlete of theirs, it's not my job to agree or disagree with whatever they do".

Nike's online sales have increased 31 per cent in the wake of its controversial "Just Do It" advertising campaign featuring National Football League star Colin Kaepernick.

During the interview, Falwell told USA Today he didn't know the exact terms of the deal with Nike and what would justify termination.

What was Nike thinking?

The stock fell precipitously by 3 percent Tuesday, which many Kaepernick critics took as a sign that the market was rejecting their political stunt.

The chatter is often dominated by the complaint of kneeling during the national anthem, missing the point behind it - the racial injustice through police brutality in this country.

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