Watch Nike's inspiring new ad starring Colin Kaepernick

Joanna Estrada
September 6, 2018

Kelly Hughes hopes those upset with Nike right now will think of kids in the foster system.

Nike released an image on Monday of Kaepernick as part of their new "Just Do It" campaign and people wondered what more was to come. You do realise Nike already has your money?

There are plenty of heroes in this country that Nike could feature, but Colin Kaepernick - a Castro-loving American, a cop-hating, ex- three-year backup quarterback - he's is not one of them.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not new to controversy.

According to reports, a Nike commercial featuring Kaepernick is scheduled to debut during the NFL's regular-season opener between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

The ad has garnered both praise and criticism for featuring Kaepernick, who became a polarizing figure in the NFL after he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice. The controversy, spurred in part by President Donald Trump's attacks on the National Football League, has resurfaced multiple times since 2016, elevating partisan ire each time.

Others agreed with Trump, and social media users documented themselves destroying Nike apparel and shoes in protest.

"Having a huge company back him could be a controversial reason for this company but they're not afraid and I feel like that was a really powerful statement to a lot of, a lot of other companies", Williams said.

Nike has been applauded by many for taking a stand, as their stock took a hit following the news. "There was serious public backlash when he protested past year, and now it's been reignited".

"Everything that Nike's doing with Kaepernick is incredible", he said. Cool to see that Nike's, I guess, supporting him in a way.

"It was tastefully done", she said. "They have compatible value systems".

NFL players and the league are continuing to negotiate over the issue of protests. In our experience, boycotts and similar exercises do not succeed and often serve only to enrich the company - which is not what we want to do. "Ask if they are insane enough". Covington posted on Twitter to support the Nike boycott that a lot of people have joined. "They aren't new to this", she wrote. Sources told ESPN that Nike kept the fact that Kaepernick would be involved in a future campaign from many key players internally and outside Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. "We need to stand up for those who don't have a voice".

"I feel like they can choose or they cannot choose". There, foster parents and kids can get things they need for free.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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