Donald Trump Whips Up Base Blasting Nike Ad Featuring Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

That year, he began kneeling during the National Anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against African-Americans and other racial injustices.

Looks like Nike is "sacrificing everything" including sales after rolling out an ad featuring Anthem-kneeler Colin Kaepernick.

By now, all sports fans have seen the videos and images all over social media of Colin Kaepernick's critics burning Nike gear.

"To me, it seems like the guy is just out to get his glory and he's offending a lot of people". It's amusing watching a company that uses child slave labor overseas to make their products all of a sudden become humanitarians.

The statement, which not only throws the support of the NFL's biggest sponsor behind players who wish to kneel, also clearly attacked the president himself, by mentioning that these very protests are what "make America great". Tillman died while serving in Afghanistan. The ad finishes with the words: "It's only insane until you do it". The actions had a polarising response from those who respect what Kaepernick is doing to those who claim he is disrespecting the military, including President Trump. Many people have shared photos of their destroyed Nike products as part of an effort to boycott the company.

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"I thought it was awesome", said McCourty.

Kaepernick, who has played in the NFL since 2016, filed a grievance against the league in October 2017, accusing owners of colluding to keep him off the field because of the protests.

Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity, the person said. "I gotta do what I gotta do", said owner Steve Martin about his decision.

It wasn't the first time she openly supported Kaepernick, who has been out of the NFL since 2016 and is now waged in a collusion case that accuses the league and its teams of blackballing him.

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