NFL Issues Statement on Social Justice Following Kaepernick "Just Do It" Ad

05 September, 2018, 19:33 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • Nike Customers Are Burning Their Clothes Due To Kaepernick Decision

"There are millions of men and women who have really sacrificed everything for strangers they didn't even know, so the world, this country, could be a better, safer, freer place" Hannity said.

Comedian Trevor Noah has weighed in on the widespread outrage that has erupted around Nike's decision to use National Football League player Colin Kaepernick as the face of its latest ad campaigns, saying protestors were only hurting themselves.

2016 was the last season Kaepernick played in the NFL.

The ad, to mark the 30th anniversary of "Just Do it", features Kaepernick's face and the words "Believe in Something".

Nike has taken a hit for the political gamble, seeing shares fall in the direct aftermath of the announcement. The NFL team owners passed a rule this offseason that gives players who would kneel the option of remaining in the locker room during the anthem.

Some angry fans were even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear - and posting the results on social media.




He continued, "But I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a awful message and a message that shouldn't be sent".

At the time, President Donald Trump lambasted Kaepernick, and the other players who followed suit, calling them "sons of b*tches" for their "disrespect" to the USA flag.

Williams said in her post-match interview that athletes should be given the freedom of choice to exercise their right to protest social injustice.

The NFL said it "embraces the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

The campaign, which also includes LeBron James, Serena Williams, Shaquem Griffin and Odell Beckham Jr., received widespread backlash, with several people setting their Nike-wear on fire.

Trump has been a vocal opponent of athletes who kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against black Americans and other racial injustices.

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