Nike to air Kaepernick-narrated ad during Eagles-Falcons season opener

Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was announced as the face of Nike's Just Do It campaign

Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was announced as the face of Nike's Just Do It campaign

Kaepernick is the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who inspired nationwide protests against police brutality by kneeling for the United States national anthem.

"I think it's a awful message that they're sending and the goal of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it", Trump said, adding it's "a message that shouldn't be sent".

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted about Nike's polarizing new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Nike this week unveiled the latest "Just Do It" campaign starring former San Francisco 49ers star Kaepernick, with one image reading: "Believe in something".

Kaepernick says: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".

"Don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough", Kaepernick asks at the end.

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The Chelsea coach reacted by introducing Pedro and Olivier Giroud in place of Willian and Alvaro Morata and the home side started playing with more goal .

Kaepernick began protesting social injustices in 2016 by refusing to stand and then taking a knee during the playing of the anthem.

Nike, like many companies, aims to broaden its customer base, and a campaign that features and appeals to a more racially diverse - and younger - group of sports enthusiasts may help do that. However, the decision has been met with intense controversy, with threats of boycotts and even some individuals burning their Nike gear. Does Trump believe he has a loyalist on his side in Fields, so much so that he refuses to condemn their support for National Football League players, like he has done to others? People threatened a boycott on social media, and the company's stock fell nearly 3%.

'If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them'.

While Nike's ad has received a lot of positive recognition from athletes including James, Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho and tennis star Serena Williams, it's also sparked backlash.

And other people burned their Nike shoes in protest. "I think what Nike is doing is right". Nagel said that the company is trying "to make some noise" in the industry via its athletes and their stories, regardless of any political leanings, according to MarketWatch. In a statement, the governing body said that the college is free to set its own rules, but that the association doesn't have to condone them.

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