Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Nike's endorsement of Kaepernick 'a awful message'

Colin Kaepernick Nike Ad 0903 Nike is turning to Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of its"Just do it ad campaign
Chelsea Rogers | 05 September, 2018, 16:58

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. on September 12, 2016.

"I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a bad message and a message that shouldn't be sent", Trump told Daily Caller.

He's said team owners should fire players for taking a knee, and suggested that players who don't stand "shouldn't be in the country".

Last week, Kaepernick scored a legal victory in his grievance against the NFL.

The NFL made a decision to issue its own statement on social justice in wake of the 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign.

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.

Rich tweeted on Monday night that a member of his crew cut the trademark swoosh off his socks and that he was also planning to burn them.

Chinese billionaire Richard Liu released after Minnesota arrest
China's Foreign Ministry said Monday it had launched an investigation into the circumstances of Liu's arrest . The arrest comes shortly after Liu was in the spotlight for another incident involving sexual misconduct.

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".

On Tuesday, the National Football League released a statement addressing Kaepernick's fight to draw attention to social issues.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Kaepernick and other NFL players who have demonstrated during the national anthem before games.

The company announced Kaepernick is one of the faces of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, two seasons after he started kneeling during the anthem to bring attention to racial injustice.

The NFL and Nike extended their partnership in March to run through 2028.

Nike is the NFL's official apparel sponsor and manufactures the jerseys and game day apparel worn by all 32 franchises.

Jedediah Bila questioned Nike's decision from a business and financial standpoint, as the company's shares fell more than 2 percent in trading on Tuesday.

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