Colin Kaepernick named face of Nike's 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' campaign

Colin Kaepernick named face of Nike's 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' campaign

Colin Kaepernick named face of Nike's 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' campaign

Kaepernick began a wave of protests from NFL players two seasons ago by kneeling during the national anthem to make a statement against police brutality and racial inequality.

The campaign, which marks the 30th anniversary of Nike introducing its famous motto, was immediately met with backlash, and burnings, because of Kaepernick's involvement. And yet, the revelation that Kaepernick had parlayed his protest into a lucrative endorsement deal did not elicit a single tweet from Trump Monday night or Tuesday morning.

The new ad features the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback with the words, "Believe in something". Rich, who Donald Trump selected as the victor of the 2011 season of "The Celebrity Apprentice, " posted a picture of the Nike swoosh that had been removed from a pair of socks.

Nike's new ad campaign stars Colin Kaepernick, the football player who refused to stand during the playing of the U.S. national anthem.

Jones, however, punted on any expressions of criticism on his radio show on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, citing Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL.

He hasn't played in an National Football League game since 2016, yet with this new endorsement Kap will still be getting a good paycheck without any of the bumps and bruises.

As a direct result, it has been reported that shares in the Oregon-based Nike Inc. fell more than 2 percent, reportedly as much as around 2.85 percent.

Black Twitter was up in arms today over sports journalist Jason Whitlock's ludicrous remark on ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lucrative deal with Nike. "Even if it means sacrificing everything." - with some even burning their Nike shoes and cutting the swoosh logo off their socks and shorts. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Nike hasn't officially announced the contract. Considering Kaepernick is suing NFL owners for allegedly colluding to keep him out of the game, the new ad can be seen as a subtle, yet powerful jab to the league. No other team has signed him since.

There was, of course, widespread support also for the company and Kaepernick, not least from fellow Nike athlete Serena Williams.

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