Colin Kaepernick Nike ad riles President Trump

Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was announced as the face of Nike's Just Do It campaign

"Even if means sacrificing everything".

In a letter to Nike, Sonia Pruitt, who chairs the association, criticized other police groups for calling for a boycott against the company.

Donald Trump Jr has claimed to have "fixed" the Nike advert featuring Colin Kaepernick, by doctoring it to feature the US President instead.

"We wanted to energize its meaning and introduce "Just Do It" to a new generation of athletes", Fisanotti said, per ESPN.

The new ad campaign featuring Kaepernick was released Monday in honor of the 30th anniversary of the "Just Do It" slogan.

The endorsement deal between Nike and Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday.

As debates over the Nike ad and National Football League players' on-field activism continue, the National Football League released a statement Tuesday night, stating: "The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action".




Prime Time Sports in the Chapel Hills Mall has a sign that reads: "Still choosing to stand / All Nike 1/2 price / "Just doing it". I'm not gonna speak for them, but there was no one happy about it.

One major trend that has many anxious is the recent controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, which President Trump made a major issue of during the 2017 season. Many people have shared photos of their destroyed Nike products as part of an effort to boycott the company. After watching a video in which a particular Twitter user burned his Nike sneakers in protest of the company's association with Kaepernick, Gobert stepped in to call out the hypocrisy.

Kaepernick, who is seen as either a great civil rights activist or a disrespectful troublemaker, depending on whom you ask, voices the ad.

"Don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough", Kaepernick asks at the end.

Williams, who is through to her first US Open semi-final since 2016, was forced to answer questions about Nike's ad campaign after beating Karolina Pliskova at Flushing Meadow.

So, while the new ad appeals to some consumers and drives them to buy more Nike merchandise, others have expressed that they are put off by the message and have decried the brand on social media.

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