Andre Iguodala in full support of Colin Kaepernick’s new Nike ad

08 September, 2018, 10:22 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • President Trump on Wednesday criticized Nike for its new advertising campaign featuring Kaepernick the NFL quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The original Nike ad is seen in the image above

The face of Nike's newest advertising campaign, a 30-year anniversary celebration of the brand's famous "Just Do It" tagline, Kaepernick was featured in a two-minute TV spot aired during the first break of the third quarter in the opening night game.

Woods, a Nike athlete since turning pro in 1996 who rarely delves into divisive issues, said Friday he was a fan of the apparel giant featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback known for his social protests.

Tiger Woods on Friday called the ad a "beautiful spot". "I think Nike's on the right side of history with this move", he told ESPN. "It's a attractive spot and pretty powerful people in the spot".

The College of the Ozarks, based in Point Lookout, chose to cut ties with Nike just days after the Oregon-based company unveiled the new campaign featuring the controversial football player, according to The Associated Press.

Soon after the campaign's first ad was revealed, President Donald Trump, who frequently invokes Kapernick to stir up the white identity politics of his base, tweeted "Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts".

This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday.




"When corporate does things that are outside of golf and outside of my realm, that's what they do", Woods said.

"We all need to pause, slow down, and take a look at what he's trying to say and what he's standing up for or kneeling for, black lives do matter", said Salisbury resident Heather Collins.

The private Christian college in Missouri announced Thursday that its athletic teams will no longer buy Nike uniforms and any it has now will be removed, the Kansas City Star reports.

While many others applauded Nike for taking a risk to make a statement about racial injustice in America.

"If I was in the NFL I would be kneeling still", said another resident Peyton Warren. "So Nike is doing what they want to do".

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