LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference

LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference

Critics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at Colin Kaepernick's appointment as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign.

As for President Trump, he believes Nike made a "terrible" decision by choosing Kaepernick, but said the company's ability to make its own business decisions "is what this country is all about". "Even it means sacrificing everything".

Colin Kaepernick has another message for fans just days after his Nike campaign sparked controversy.

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has developed into one of America's most polarizing athletes the past three years because he juxtaposed social commentary with sports.

However, another Twitter user Teri Shockey countered: "To everyone who is planning to #JustBurnIt, might I suggest you donate your @Nike merch instead?" The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a women's sneaker designed by three female African-American designers and inspired by strong African-American women.

At the start of the ad, Kaepernick says: "If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good".

"Nike more than anyone else really knows who their customer is", Svezia said, describing them as largely 14- to 22-year-old males.


Representative Sean Duffy says it's outrageous and offensive when people kneel during the national anthem.

Williams, a longtime Nike athlete, tweeted on Monday that she was "especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today". "The social-justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action". Rovell tweeted Tuesday that the National Football League did not respond to a request for comment on Nike's decision.

Robert Passikoff, founder of marketing consultancy Brand Keys, said an ad like Nike's will divide people, but the outrage won't last.

On Wednesday, Nike released an advert featuring Kaepernick which will be aired during Thursday's season-opening game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons.

Kaepernick later filed a lawsuit accusing the league and its coaches of colluding to keep him off the field because of his activism. It's not the first time the school has taken a stand with something Kaepernick-related. Kaepernick said he would kneel instead of taking a full seat to protest police brutality and the police-involved killings of unarmed black men.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and wide receiver Devin Funchess addressed the Nike campaign on Wednesday.

Newton said Kaepernick has his respect.

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