Patriots players back Nike over Kaepernick advert

14 September, 2018, 19:45 | Author: George Williams
  • Patriots players back Nike over Kaepernick advert

The problem with most of the commentary I've heard and read is that it's delivered by middle-aged or older men, a lot of them white, who aren't even close to Nike's target audience.

Regardless of how you feel about the ad, those we talked to agree that it's getting people to think. "Because what nonbelievers don't understand is that calling a dream insane isn't an insult, it's a compliment".

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has developed into one of America's most polarizing athletes the past three years because he juxtaposed social commentary with sports.

The commercial features several clips of inspirational athletes as Kaepernick's narration encourages viewers to follow their dreams. It features young athletes who compete amid various challenges, touching on issues of gender, disabilities and weight loss, among others.

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After the ad was released, some people upset with the company began burning, cutting, or otherwise destroying their Nike clothing and posting it to social media. "Ask if they are insane enough".

Bethann Hardison, an activist for diversity in fashion and a former supermodel who was also honored by Harlem's Row, said she was happy with Nike's move. An NFL request to dismiss the case was denied last month. He has an ongoing greivance filed against the NFL's owners for colluding against signing him to a contract. Nike's use of Kaepernick in the "Just Do It" ad seems to affirm that dedication, Holt said, because it will inevitably alienate some customers. Whatever you think of Kaepernick - who by the way has donated enormous sums to charitable causes, including a chunk of the money he'll get from Nike, so he's putting his money where his mouth is - the ranks of protesting NFL players include some of the league's most respected, solid citizens, including the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins.

Closing his remarks, he said he stood "for anybody who believes in change".

"I think it's awesome they're stepping up and spreading awareness", Wilson said. "He's replacing a love for the campaign and it's good to see a company like Nike - one of the power companies, major athletic companies - stand behind something". Rovell tweeted Tuesday that the National Football League did not respond to a request for comment on Nike's decision.

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Online, people threatened boycotts and posted videos and photos of shoes set on fire, Nike gear thrown in the trash, and swoosh logos cut out of products. "I will tell you, you can not disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem".

"My choice is to choose to just be the best, try to be, I'm not always ideal".

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