Issues raised by Colin Kaepernick 'deserve attention and action', says NFL

People are burning Nike because Colin Kaepernick fronts its new campaign

People are burning Nike because Colin Kaepernick fronts its new campaign

He filed a lawsuit against the NFL for colluding to keep him out of the league due to his protests.

Whitlock, who is Black, was lampooned as a racial sellout for taking the side of President Donald Trump and his supporters who have disparaged Kaepernick and other Black athletes for kneeling during the national anthem.

Nike's 30th anniversary ad campaign also includes tennis star Serena Williams, NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Seattle Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at age four.

"Believe in something", the advertisement reads in white letters in front of a black-and-white portrait of Kaepernick.

John Isner, a supporter of Trump who has previously been very critical of Kaepernick, refused to answer a question about the matter following his defeat by Juan Martin del Potro.

People posted videos and pictures showing them burning their Nike gear or cutting out the iconic swoosh.

Last season he told CBS that he hoped the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback got another shot. The ad is a stunning photograph of Kaepernick's face, with the words, "Believe in something".

Kaepernick made headlines worldwide in 2016 when he chose to kneel for the USA national anthem as a protest against police brutality and racial inequality. "Even if it means you lose everything". He knows how disrespectful it is and Nike is empowering it. Kaepernick began his kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 season and was not with an NFL team past year.

Nike signed Kaepernick back in 2011 and had been paying him all along, waiting for the right moment.

People upset with the move have started setting fire to their sneakers and sportswear to protest Nike using Kaepernick to promote the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" advertising campaign.

Last year, the President famously said that National Football League team owners should respond to players kneeling by saying, "Get that son of a b***h off the field right now, he's fired".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.