Donald Trump & The NFL Respond to Nike’s Kaepernick Ad

05 September, 2018, 19:36 | Author: Norman Carr
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I grew up in OR and was around @Nike my whole life. Kaepernick also posted a Nike ad featuring his face and wrote: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".

Country star John Rich showed off a pair of Nike logos that had been removed from his soundman's socks.

Among the most prominent critics is President Donald Trump, who began criticizing the practice last September and has called for protesting players to be fired.

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

"Having a huge company back him could be a controversial reason for this company, but they're not afraid". Niketown New York was located at Trump's 6 East 57th Street property but has announced plans to move to a new space on Fifth Avenue in 2019.

The quarterback has become a polarizing figure due to his protests of police brutality and social inequality during the playing of the national anthem at NFL games.

While outspoken conservatives continue to rail against Nike and Kaepernick, many people from the world of sports, politics and entertainment have come out in support of the ad campaign, including the National Football League itself.

While Nike officials were likely thrilled with the attention their campaign received, they probably didn't expect a plug from a man who doesn't believe women should be able to wear any of Nike's clothing.

The ad is a part of the 30th anniversary commemoration of the shoe brand's iconic "Just do it" slogan. She said it was a valuable lesson for her students at the College of Southern Maryland, where she teaches. Morris said Nike's target demographic is between the ages of 16 and 40, and that 60 percent of sales come from foreign buyers.

"It was tastefully done", she said.

She added of his activism in general: "I think everyone has a choice to do what they choose to do".

The Latest on Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal.

The new Los Angeles Lakers superstar also used his time at the podium to talk about the women in his life - his mother Gloria, wife Savannah, and 3-year-old daughter Zhuri - as the event was dedicated to diversity in fashion.

He noted how his mother had raised him alone and had given him "a sense of pride, a sense of strength, a sense of no worry".



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