Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Patriots players back Nike over Kaepernick advert

Patriots players back Nike over Kaepernick advert

Critics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at Colin Kaepernick's appointment as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign.

Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.

Baze says he fully supports Nike's decision to make Kaepernick a part of its 30th anniversary ad campaign. The two-minute video titled "Dream Crazy" is narrated by the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, only fueling some people's outrage at the company - particularly over at Fox & Friends.

For what it's worth, I occasionally look around the stands during the national anthem and am annoyed when I see guys who don't take their hats off, which I suspect is nearly always about laziness and ignorance, not a protest of anything.

"If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them", College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement. But that's an inevitable cost of taking on social justice causes, she said.

After Jordan wore them, the National Basketball Association said they were illegal and fined Jordan $5,000 for each game he wore them.

The tweet inspired more players to kneel, which revived the issue between the players and their rights within the NFL.

Regardless of how you feel about the ad, those we talked to agree that it's getting people to think.

In announcing the deal, Nike said he was "one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation".

President Donald Trump has been persistently critical of NFL players protesting during the national anthem, a movement Kaepernick launched.

After his protests, Kaepernick could not find a job for the 2017 season and sued the National Football League, accusing owners of colluding to blackball him.

New England Patriots stars Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon have spoken up in defence of Nike following their controversial Colin Kaepernick advert.

"As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way - I mean, I wouldn't have done it".

ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, who broke the news Monday, reported Nike's new "Just Do It" campaign would target 15- to 17-year-old teenagers and also include professional athletes Odell Beckham Jr., Shaquem Griffin, Lacey Baker, Serena Williams and LeBron James.

That said, some of the other stuff Kaepernick has said and done, including wearing socks depicting police as pigs, goes way beyond respectful to stupid. Martin told the news station that he called Nike "the mother of all harlots" for the campaign and criticized their use of the term "sacrificed everything".

Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity, the person said.

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