Monday, 24 September, 2018

Nike enters National Football League anthem debate with Kaepernick ad

'Believe in Something.' Colin Kaepernick Is the Face of Nike's New 'Just Do It' Campaign Nike's new Colin Kaepernick 'Just Do It' ad inspires athletes to show support on Twitter
| 04 September, 2018, 23:44

ESPN reported that the new ad, meant to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the brand's iconic "Just Do It" motto, features the message: "Believe in something".

People in the USA are destroying their Nike clothes to protest the company's new ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback whose protests during the national anthem before games caught the ire of President Donald Trump.

Nike is certainly provoking debate by hiring Kaepernick, GlobalData Retail managing director Neil Saunders said in a report, while noting the risks of a company getting involved in a "highly politicized" issue.

After seeing Nike's announcement that names Kaepernick the face of the "Just Do It" campaign, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton bought a pair of Nike shoes.

And while Kaepernick has been somewhat elusive over the past few years - he's picked his spots when it's come to speaking publicly and stepping into the spotlight - his presence remains felt in the National Football League (and across sports), even if he's not on a roster.

"If Nike wants to go down this path I would like to say something about the 1,000 black people shot in Chicago since Memorial Day including the six killed over the weekend", Payne opined, seeming to miss the point of Kaepernick's protest.

"I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good", she said.


Nike told the Journal in an email that Kaepernick is among a slate of athletes that the shoe and apparel maker - it has a reported billion-dollar deal to make National Football League uniforms and other gear - will feature as it marks the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign.

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.

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.

The ad campaign comes days after another victory for Kaepernick, in which his lawsuit against NFL, alleging it conspired to keep him out of the league as a result of advocacy, was granted a full hearing.

- Twentyoz (@Twentyoz_) September 3, 2018.@Nike Due to your support of C.K.in your coming adds, I as an American can no longer support your company. No team signed him as a free agent in 2017.

So while this new campaign represents Nike taking a stand, it also illustrates where the world is headed. Even it if it means sacrificing everything. It also works because of the NFL's own actions.

"Oh, Nike! You are soooo courageous!" the statement says.

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