Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Colin Kaepernick Nike Advert 'Fixed' By Donald Trump Jr

Colin Kaepernick Nike Advert 'Fixed' By Donald Trump Jr

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the airing have not been formally announced.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers, rose to prominence after electing to kneel during the USA national anthem to protest racial injustice.

Since launching its Kaepernick campaign earlier this week, Nike has been at the center of a social media firestorm, with many conservatives burning Nike merchandise in protest of the partnership.

Looks like Nike is "sacrificing everything" including sales after rolling out an ad featuring Anthem-kneeler Colin Kaepernick.

"Dream Crazy", the two-minute commercial, pulls together clips of young and more accomplished athletes overcoming obstacles on and off the court.

Other athletes featured in the ad campaign include New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., skateboarder Lacey Baker and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who is an amputee with one hand.

LeBron James said this week that he "stands with Nike" while he reaffirmed that on Twitter on Wednesday night.

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Stills, who talks often with Kaepernick, said he senses increasing support for the protesters as their cause is better understood.

"People always told me if you ever have a girl, she'll change you", said James, who also has two sons.

Across the USA, people are destroying their Nike merchandise after the company launched an advertisement campaign featuring former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Someone as big as Nike is making a stand. Nike has not commented on the news, but WWD spoke with a branding expert who believes that the campaign gives the company an edge.

Other celebrities have also expressed their support for Kaepernick, either by retweeting the ad or sharing the #ImWithKap, #JustDoIt and #TeamNike hashtags.

President Trump predicted Wednesday that Nike would suffer losses due to its decision to feature an NFL-kneeler.

Last year, the college added a stipulation to competition contracts, saying it would walk away from any game where the opposing team takes a knee, sits or turns its back on the flag or anthem.

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