President Trump Just Reacted To Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Decision

05 September, 2018, 19:36 | Author: Sheri Evans
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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.

"Wow", he said in a monolgue addressing the reaction to the campaign featuring Kaepernick's face that debuted this week.

Following her 6-4 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova in the US Open quarter-finals on Tuesday, she was asked to comment on Kaepernick's deal with the company.

Kaepernick, who remains unsigned after last playing in 2016, has become a massive figure in both political and athletic arenas for kneeling as a sign of protest during the national anthem.

Kaepernick, who remains a free agent after last playing in the National Football League in 2016, will be one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign.

The former San Francisco 49ers QB's face is featured on a black and white photo accompanied by the words, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". He's now pursuing legal action against the league, arguing that team owners conspired to "blackball" him because of his social justice protests.

Some Twitter users started the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt with videos of burning footwear and apparel. "Can you let me know?"'.

Other celebrities have also expressed their support for Kaepernick, either by retweeting the ad or sharing the #ImWithKap, #JustDoIt and #TeamNike hashtags. "Former marine. Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions".

Eagles defensive end Chris Long tweeted: "Nike is a huge business". It doesn't make them less American. "Bet they anticipated it".

The campaign, which also includes LeBron James, Serena Williams, Shaquem Griffin and Odell Beckham Jr., received widespread backlash, with several people setting their Nike-wear on fire. On Aug. 30, an arbitrator sided with Kaepernick and declined to dismiss the league's motion to dismiss his grievance.

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