NFL Backs Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad


In 2016, the former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback drew the world's gaze for kneeling during the U.S. national anthem in protest of police-brutality against African-Americans and racial injustices. The Nike logo and "Just Do It" slogan are below.

Does Colin Kaepernick's new Nike ad make you want to pull out those pricey Nike sneakers and cut them to bits?

In an interview with Fox News past year, Trump told Sean Hannity he thought Kaepernick should have been suspended after his first protest. "Even if it means you lose everything".

The former quarterback was the first in the National Football League to kneel in protest against racism.

"I think it's incredible", Bradley said Tuesday when asked about the Kaepernick campaign.

John Isner, a supporter of Trump who has previously been very critical of Kaepernick, refused to answer a question about the matter following his defeat by Juan Martin del Potro.

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Many on Twitter noticed Ahmadinejad's support for Kaepernick on Twitter and couldn't help but question Nike's decision.

He has an active collusion grievance against the NFL, as he alleges football team owners colluded to deny him a contract as punishment for his role in organizing protests by players.

His claims that he is being kept from the field due to his political activism - he started the national anthem protests in the league - are simply not enough for people to sympathize with the former athlete.

In addition to Kaepernick, Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, which is meant to specifically speak to 15- to 17-year olds, also features Serena Williams, LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr., Lacey Baker and Seattle Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin.

The NFL responded to the ad in a statement on Twitter, saying, "the social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action".

The NFL desperately wanted the case to be dropped, citing lack of evidence, but Kaepernick received a major win just a few days ago after the arbitrator ruled in favor of Kap.