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

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

The president's son posted his own version of the ad on Instagram Wednesday with the comment, "There, fixed it for you".

President Trump even tweeted Wednesday that "Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts".

Nike this week unveiled the latest "Just Do It" campaign starring former San Francisco 49ers star Kaepernick, with one image reading: "Believe in something". He added: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day". "If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them".

The US president, a frequent critic of protesting National Football League players, also said he now finds the sport "hard to watch".

"I think he knew going into it what the risks were, I didn't think it would be to this magnitude, to be completely honest", Stafford said.

The 30-year-old has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017, following a season in which he was both praised and criticized for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.

The ad includes footage of Davies scoring a goal for Canada's men's soccer team as Kaepernick says "if you're born a refugee, don't let it stop you from playing soccer for the national team at age 16".

"Nike has always had athletes that were on the cutting edge", said Dick Dillard with Fast Break Athletics.

The NFL released a statement Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action".

The spot is expected to air this week during college football and Major League Baseball games, and stream on various music, gaming and other platforms, Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John said.

Nike gear won't be worn by athletic teams at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., in response to the shoe and apparel company's Colin Kaepernick advertising campaign.

Some Kaepernick critics took that to mean sacrificing their Nike products. Kaepernick is suing team owners for allegedly colluding to keep him out of the NFL. "But I'm such a huge, huge, wholehearted supporter of Colin that I'm very proud that someone understands what he's done and (is giving) him some kudos".

On Monday, Williams tweeted an editorial ad featuring a childhood picture of herself and said she was "especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today". Pepsi ended up pulling a commercial that showed Kendall Jenner giving a Pepsi to a police officer; some said the ad trivialized the "Black Lives Matter" protests. Nike's use of Kaepernick in the "Just Do It" ad seems to affirm that dedication, Holt said, because it will inevitably alienate some customers.

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