Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Twitter Trolls Nike Ad Of Kaepernick With Their Own Creative Twist

Twitter Trolls Nike Ad Of Kaepernick With Their Own Creative Twist

There also might not be a more prominent Nike spokesperson than Tiger Woods, whose lifetime sponsorship earnings have been about as historic as his golfing resume. Following the revelation Monday that Kaepernick, who reportedly has been under contract with Nike since 2011, would be involved in an ad campaign, the National Football League said in a statement that it "believes in dialogue, understanding and unity" and embraces "the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

I don't know. What I do know is, he gained popularity and magazine covers he likely wouldn't have gotten without getting on his knees or as you say, "believing in something".

Nike's swoosh logo was omnipresent on hats, polos and spikes for golfers at Aronimink Golf Club. The school's president, Jerry C. Davis, said in a statement he believes Nike is "promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America". "They came out with a campaign that they feel is who they are".

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"People have the right to protest and they have the right to hate our country - but they don't have the right to do it when they are on their job".

The video, part of Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign, boasts several young athletes in action, with Kaepernick narrating. At the end of the day, this is all about everyone being treated equally and standing up to an issue that we have in the African American male community - which is the abuse that we've taken from our justice system.

Nike's most high-profile critic is President Donald Trump, but he has been fixated on players protesting the anthem, and Nike's support of that cause, more than anything else.

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Serena Williams, who will play her in ninth U.S. Open final, said last week at the tournament that she was proud of Kaepernick, who was at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, to watch Williams play.

Kaepernick first sat and then knelt during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games starting in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.

While the ad is scoring points for Nike among a huge swath of consumers, the company is still dealing with negative publicity for its continuing workplace struggles. "Our members and, for that matter, any American citizen, understands when the law enforcement profession is being insulted- we have no doubt they will make their purchases with that insult in mind".

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