Nike's Online Sales Soar After Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign Launches

President Trump on Wednesday criticized Nike for its new advertising campaign featuring Kaepernick the NFL quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The original Nike ad is seen in the image above

The Internet Is Undefeated With These Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Nike Memes

This week, Nike put its stake in the ground in the culture wars by launching an ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of "Just Do It" featuring former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick.

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"I think it's awesome they're stepping up and spreading awareness, " Wilson said. "It's a lovely spot and pretty powerful people (are) in the spot". Both the Kaepernick ad and the recent tribute commercial for Williams scored very highly with consumers in positive reaction and resulting likelihood of purchasing Nike products. "Just do it." Kaepernick, who provided the voice-over for the ad and appeared toward the end of it, has been out of the National Football League since becoming a free agent in March 2017, and he has filed a grievance against the National Football League that accuses team owners of colluding to ostracize him because of his activism and his central connection to the protests that some players have continued.

Colin Kaepernick Nike ad riles President Trump
USA president Donald Trump slammed the decision while others posted pictures of burning Nike trainers and clothing in protest . College of the Ozarks plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from Nike or that contain the Nike emblem.

Nike signed Kaepernick to an endorsement deal in 2011 and has maintained that contract since then, ESPN reported. The NFL should have taken a bold stand on this, but they fumbled it badly and now Nike is piling on.

"When corporate does things that are outside of golf and outside of my realm, that's what they do".

The private Christian college in Missouri announced Thursday that its athletic teams will no longer buy Nike uniforms and any it has now will be removed, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Others argued the backlash and calls for a Nike boycott showed how the debate has morphed beyond how to react to athletes trying to highlight issues like racial inequality and police shootings of unarmed minorities.

After Beto O'Rourke, the USA representative challenging Cruz, drew national attention for his defense of NFL players right to demonstrate, Cruz and the Texas Republican party pounced, blasting O'Rourke for being out of step with Texas and tying him, remarkably, to former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who tweeted in support of Kaepernick earlier this week.

Brooks Koepka, the PGA Championship victor and two-time U.S. Open champ, said the biggest victor might be the publicity sparked for Nike. "So Nike is doing what they want to do".

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