Donald Trump Rips The NFL & Nike After Kaepernick Endorsement (TWEET)

Colin Kaepernick Nike

Colin Kaepernick Nike

Nike and Colin Kaepernick broke the Internet this week with an ad campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of "Just Do It".

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the field during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, California, Nov. 8, 2015. "Believe in something", the ad states, "even if it means sacrificing everything". I think it's dope.

Nike's decision led to calls for a boycott of the company, with more than 42,000 people tweeting with the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Tuesday morning. Some people, from country singers to UFC fighters and shoe-burning football fans, took issue with Nike's stance, believing Nike does not respect the American flag or the USA military because Kaepernick elected to kneel during the national anthem in protest of social injustice and racial inequality.

"I think that what the university needs to do, is recognize that the money they get from Nike is now blood money, the blood money of the officers in Dallas who gave their lives while protecting protesters in a Black Lives Matter rally", said Brammer. "As far as the National Football League is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!"

As the figures above reveal, Nike customers are 10 percentage points more likely than the general public to appreciate it when companies have a moral message (78% to 68%).

The ad depicts young athletes striving towards their goals and dreams even if the results seem "crazy".

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Nieto would gain a legacy achievement, Lopez Obrador the ability to blame any shortcomings in it on the previous regime. The new preliminary threshold on content to qualify for tariff-free access was "ambitious", the carmaker said.

Trump told Kaepernick to "find a country that works better for him", but one of the president's most trenchant critics, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, tweeted after the Nike poster had set off a social media volcano: "Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice".

Nike's relationship with CK goes back almost 10 years.

Brian Gordon, CEO of Engine Shop, a sports and entertainment marketing agency, said the ad is provocative but "authentic to who they are and the communities they represent and speak to", including the athletes.

Colin Kaepernick's protest against social injustice in the U.S. has seen him effectively removed from the NFL.

"A lot of observers position Nike as a revolutionary", Morgan said. The store in Dormont - the only free donation center for kids in foster care in the region - wasn't open that day, and she said they haven't gotten any donations yet. If they didn't want to stand they could stay in the locker room.

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