Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

Many people have been slamming the Nike company for its new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, including the president himself - but you can count comedian Jim Carrey as a fan.

"It's a lovely spot", he said after the second round of the BMW Championship on Friday, via ESPN.

"I stand with Nike, every day, all day", James said Tuesday at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in NY. "Some pretty powerful people in the spot".

The spot aired during the first ad break in the third quarter of the Eagles-Falcons game on Thursday night.

"They did not tell me it was coming", Woods told reporters at the BMW Championship outside Philadelphia on Friday.

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The athlete has become the face of player protests against racial injustice and police brutality, since he started sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem, inspiring others to follow suit. "Even if it means sacrificing everything", over a photo of trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in July after a struggle with a suspect.

Nike signed Kaepernick to an endorsement deal in 2011 and has maintained that contract since then, ESPN reported.

Following the revelation Monday that Kaepernick, who reportedly has been under contract with Nike since 2011, would be involved in an ad campaign, the National Football League said in a statement that it "believes in dialogue, understanding and unity" and embraces "the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

"A sacrifice is made each time a letter is sent asking officers to boycott a corporation, without asking those very African-American officers who are most affected, what their opinion is", said Sonia Y.W. Pruitt, the national chairperson of the National Black Police Association in a statement. I think that it's such a polarizing issue. The action has irked President Trump, who weighed in on the Nike campaign in a series of tweets this week.

Brooks Koepka, the PGA Championship victor and two-time U.S. Open champ, said the biggest victor might be the publicity sparked for Nike. It named executives including founder Phil Knight, Chief Executive Mark Parker and board member Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, as defendants, noting they "repeatedly turned a blind eye to the longstanding culture of harassment and discrimination at Nike".

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