Watch Colin Kaepernick's New Nike Commercial as Controversy Continues

14 September, 2018, 19:50 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the National Football League season opener Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. Those who have shown their support by sharing Kaepernick's ad on their social media pages include Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Peretti, Roxane Gay and Zendaya.

"Even in the face of potential backlash, they support their athlete partners, and that's an incredibly powerful statement to the athlete community", Gordon said.

Kaepernick's deal with Nike is being described as a multiyear deal that extended his current deal with Nike that was set to expire.

It should be noted that most of those protesting against Nike's campaign are pro-Trump, white extremists, who are also sharing videos of them burning Nike products across social media, according to United States media outlet MailOnline.

"Nike is free to campaign as it sees fit, as the College is free, and honor-bound by its mission and goals, to ensure that it respects our country and those who truly served and sacrificed", said Marci Linson, the school's vice-president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions. The NFL has struggled to navigate the controversy as Trump has kept the pressure on while more players joined the protest last season.

This isn't the first time Nike has made a controversial stance in sports.

"So, I'm not sure exactly what they're trying to get to with that, but I'll leave that to them to explain".

"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. Nike footed the bill for Jordan and later named the shoe the "Banned" Jordan 1.

In announcing the deal, Nike said he was "one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation".

Kilmeade calls the ad, which also features LeBron James and Serena Williams, "phenomenal" minus the fact that Kaepernick is in it.

McCourty praised the manufacturer for supporting its athletes, pointing to its work on Williams' banned catsuit at the French Open.

How did we get here?

Other players followed suit, starting a movement.

The move garnered attention worldwide and ultimately caused the world of sports and politics to collide.

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, unveiled his first ad of the new campaign Monday.

But teams have stopped short of signing him, noting his place on the roster as a possible distraction. "Ask if they are insane enough". From NFL teams to pop culture references, it's been great fun hunting down these spin-off advertisements.

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