Christian College Drops Nike After Kaepernick Ad: 'We Are Ashamed of Them'

Toby Graves
September 8, 2018

"Over time, for Nike, we think the power of the messaging from this new broader campaign is apt to overshadow any potential backlash, near term, in our view", Nagel wrote. "We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform". For every person who filmed themselves cutting up a pair of Nike socks that they already purchased, a free ad featuring the Nike logo was created.

A college in Missouri has announced that it's dropping Nike, following the rollout of a new campaign featuring controversial former football player Colin Kaepernick.

"I stand with Nike, every day, all day", James said Tuesday at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in NY.

Taya Kyle, widow of late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, took to Facebook to criticize the company and to say she was joining in on widespread boycotts.

Setting aside the obvious smear that Kaepernick or any of the other players who've protested during the anthem to draw attention to police brutality and inequality "hate our country", Patrick has apparently been feeding at the same trough as Ted Cruz and the Texas Republican Party.

The younger Trump replicated Nike's ad nearly to a T - the words that appeared across Kaepernick's face in the black and white photo were now over President Trump's: "Believe in something".

Nike's ad campaign has galvanized supporters and critics alike on social media.

Since Kaepernick began his kneeling protests during the 2016 NFL season, dozens of fellow players have joined in the symbolic action, despite Kaepernick being dropped from the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, and remaining out of the league since. Kaepernick watched the first television airing on NBC at an event held at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. He continued to throw red meat to his political base with a tweet early Friday morning that asked, "What was Nike thinking?"

The National Black Police Association responded with a press release stating the FOP doesn't speak for all police officers, particularly the black rank and file.

"I'm really encouraged by it, " Stills said Thursday.

Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick appears as a face of Nike Inc advertisement pictured on top of a building in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 5, 2018.

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