First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during National Football League opener

First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during National Football League opener

First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during National Football League opener

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

For those of you who may not remember, Kaepernick played for San Francisco before he took a knee protesting police brutality during the national anthem.

Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick.

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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.

"I stand with Nike, all day, every day", James said. "There are a few, more than a few too many, who are doing some really bad things and it has to stop and that's what this is all about", White said.

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Yet that's the end result in a powerful new Nike ad unveiled by controversial National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, which he shared on his Twitter account on Monday.

The deal spurred debate among fans, with some urging a boycott of the Beaverton, Oregon-based company and others burning their Nike clothing. Someone as big as Nike is making a stand.

On Tuesday, he criticized Nike's decision but also appeared to defend the right for such movements. "He said the hardest part was watching his fellow soldiers get beat up and killed in front of him and he couldn't defend them because it would have cost him his life", he said.

The College of the Ozarks, a private Christian school in Point Lookout, Missouri, that competes in sports at the NAIA level, said it will remove all uniforms purchased from Nike that contain the brand's logo.

President Donald Trump also directed criticism at the company via social media.

The college revised its sports contracts last October to stipulate all participating coaches and players "show respect for the American flag and national anthem".

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