Kaepernick Featured In Nike’s 30th Anniversary ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Kaepernick Featured In Nike’s 30th Anniversary ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Kaepernick Featured In Nike’s 30th Anniversary ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

It is a closeup of his face with the phrase, "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything", accompanied by the hashtag #JustDoIt.

The NFL season will start Thursday, and Kaepernick remains unsigned.

Kaepernick recently won the summary judgment phase of his collusion case against the National Football League, which indicated arbitrator Stephen Burbank felt there was enough merit in the arguments and evidence produced by Kaepernick's lawyers to warrant a trial in the case.

While many people applauded Nike's choice of Kaepernick, who back in 2016 initiated the "take a knee" anthem protests that swept the NFL, others criticized the brand's ambassador for "disrespecting" the United States national symbols.

Based on images sent by Nike, other athletes featured in the ad campaign include New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., skateboarder Lacey Baker and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who is an amputee with one hand.

It's clear that this move is a risky business move by Nike since Kaepernick has collected his fair share of haters after his kneeling.

Nike is a corporate sponsor with the NFL.

Burbank's decision means there was sufficient evidence of collusion to keep Kaepernick's case going.

The QB has had a deal with Nike since 2011 but they never publically spoke about his situation.

Fans have already taken to Twitter to slam the ad campaign, often using the argument that sport stars and apparel companies shouldn't be getting into political issues.

Of course, some people are so outraged that they are actually burning or destroying their Nike gear - even after they paid for it.

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