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

Colin Kaepernick Nike Ad 0903 Nike is turning to Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of its"Just do it ad campaign
Angelica Greene | 05 September, 2018, 19:37

At the time, President Donald Trump lambasted Kaepernick, and the other players who followed suit, calling them "sons of b*tches" for their "disrespect" to the U.S. flag. He predicted there will be mass boycott of the brand and said Nike's stock prices would immediately drop. The NFL team owners passed a rule this offseason that gives players who would kneel the option of remaining in the locker room during the anthem. "They pay a lot rent", Trump said referring to one of Nike's flagship store locations in New York City.

The advert, which Kaepernick shared on his Twitter page, features his face alongside the message: "Believe in something".

On Monday, Nike drew their line in the sand when they made a decision to sign and feature Colin Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" advertising campaign.

"Yeah. First of all, I do have tremendous respect for Nike as a company and for Phil Knight and just everything they've meant to sports", Jones said.

So far the President Trump has yet to weigh in on Nike's new campaign.

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When asked by a fan why Rich can't "disagree but still respect the same rights of others", Rich said that the discussion ended for him when Kaepernick compared "police to PIGS".

The score of supports who are vocally standing behind Nike and Kaepernick's politically charged team-up also includes Kobe Bryant, Russell Crowe, House of Cards star Michael Kelly, Common, and many others.

The ad has garnered an increase of Nike brand mentions by 135% compared with the previous week, with a mix of positive and negative mentions, according to social media analytics firm Talkwalker.

"Having a huge company back him could be a controversial reason for this company, but they're not afraid".

Tennis superstar Serena Williams tweeted Monday night, "Especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today. Colin Kaepernick has done that and I think that we need to follow his example and really go where the heart leads, instead of where everybody expects you to go".

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