People Are Destroying Their Nike Gear In Response To Colin Kaepernick Ad

'Believe in Something.' Colin Kaepernick Is the Face of Nike's New 'Just Do It' Campaign

'Believe in Something.' Colin Kaepernick Is the Face of Nike's New 'Just Do It' Campaign

Country singer John Rich of Big & Rich is criticizing Nike for hiring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a new ad campaign and posted a picture of cut up Nike socks. While Kaepernick and other athletes who have participated in the protests have been clear that their actions are about highlighting the prevalence of race-based discrimination, conservative critics, most prominently the president, have made the issue about respect for the military, the flag and the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick-who began sitting out the anthem in 2016 as a way to protest social inequalities-stars in a new ad Nike released on Monday via Kaepernick's Twitter handle.

LeBron James, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant were among the athletes that posted the ad on their Instagram accounts, which is a black and white image of Kaepernick along with the text "Believe in something".

Despite this, since announcing Kaepernick as the face of their new campaign, the athletics company has received more than $43 million worth of media exposure, according to Bloomberg. The giant shoe company revealed that it's kept Kaepernick under contract since he was effectively pushed out of the NFL.

Nike's public support of Kaepernick also risks drawing the anger of President Donald Trump.

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"Colin is a Nike-sponsored athlete and has been since 2011", Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John said in a statement to Mic.

Now, former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick has been revealed as another face of the campaign.

Appearing on "Fox and Friends", Carlson took particular aim at the Nike officials for featuring Kaepernick in the spot for the 30th anniversary of the company's "Just do it" campaign.

Upon hearing the news, scores of Nike customers took to Twitter to express their disgust, some even taking the extreme step of burning their Nike sneakers. The quarterback has also filed a grievance against the National Football League, alleging that owners have purposefully denied him employment.

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Supporting disruptive athletes has always been a part of Nike's marketing, dating to the early 1970s and runner Steve Prefontaine, the company's first athlete endorser. "Even if it means sacrificing everything" above the trademark Nike swoosh.

Kaepernick's tweet has been retweeted more than 200,00 times.

Fox Business' Dagen McDowell explained why it might be a smart move for Nike to use such a polarizing figure, calling it "corporate virtue-signalling". The rule was subsequently suspended after it drew the ire of players, who continue to negotiate with the owners of a league suffering falling viewership and that plays under increased scrutiny of head injuries.

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