Local NAACP on Nike Kaepernick ad: 'We are not anti-America'

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- Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football's national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn't played a game since 2016.

Kaepernick is the new face of the company as Nike marks the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign.

President Donald Trump is speaking out about Nike's new Colin Kaepernick ad. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", has incensed the kind of people who tend to think real "sacrifice" is made by other poor sods - USA troops for example - while they settle down for Monday Night Football with beer and nachos.

"I won't disassociate myself with Nike, in fact, it strengthened my opinion on Nike", Velocity Boutique owner Darrell Hines said. Many people have praised Nike for doing the campaign and according to The Game, the new ad is "one for the books".

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"I feel like they can choose or they cannot choose".

The NFL released a statement Tuesday, saying it "believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. As far as the National Football League is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!" Nike is one of the world's largest sports apparel companies, with $34.5 billion in revenue past year. "He's done a lot for the African-American community, and it's cost him a lot".

"The NFL and Nike are a powerful combination and we anticipate working closely with them on several programs, including youth and player initiatives", NFL media and business officer Brian Rolapp said at the time.

The commercial ends with Kaepernick saying, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough".

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"What I stand for and what I do just comes straight from the heart", said James, via the Hollywood Reporter. They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind.

Colin Kaepernick's protest against social injustice in the USA has seen him effectively removed from the NFL.

Nike shares closed down 3.2 percent Tuesday, the biggest one-day drop since April, but rebounded in trading Wednesday morning as investors shrugged off Trump's tweet. A roadie and "ex-Marine" chopped the Nike swoosh off his socks and posted a picture that went. you guessed it, viral. Our members and, for that matter, any American citizen, understands when the law enforcement profession is being insulted - we have no doubt they will make their purchases with that insult in mind.

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