The source says Nike will feature Kaepernick on several platforms, including billboards, television commercials and online ads. But Nike had not used him on its endorsement roster since he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.
Reports from Yahoo and CBS Sports said Nike is expected to release a new line of Kaepernick-related apparel soon, but the image posted to social media was enough to prompt some to call for a boycott of the company. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way?
"I think it's a awful message that they're sending and the goal of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it", Trump said in an interview with The Daily Caller.
While the campaign has prompted backlash from consumers who do not agree with Kaepernick's stance, PR and marketing pros largely said on Twitter that the campaign is "brilliant".
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He still has to clear that hurdle, and the Eagles won't want to put their franchise quarterback in harm's way. Jones made it evident then that he wasn't a fan of being peppered with questions about the Eagles.
Closing his remarks, he said he stood "for anybody who believes in change".
While Nike officials were likely thrilled with the attention their campaign received, they probably didn't expect a plug from a man who doesn't believe women should be able to wear any of Nike's clothing.
So far the President Trump has yet to weigh in on Nike's new campaign.
Tennis great Williams - a long-term Nike athlete - tweeted on Monday that she was "especially proud to be a part of the Nike family today".
"I feel like that was a really powerful statement to a lot of other companies". "[Nike is] picking a side, and I don't think that's going to negatively affect them in the long run", Morris said. While some supported Kaepernick, stating that his protest did not disrespect the flag or the country, others joked on how people burning their Nike products made no difference to the company as they already purchased them.