Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Nike Release 'Just Do It' Advert Starring Colin Kaepernick

Nike Release 'Just Do It' Advert Starring Colin Kaepernick

US President Donald Trump attacked Nike over its support of Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday as the first video advert featuring the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was unveiled.

He has also consistently railed against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality - the movement Kaepernick started - calling them "sons of bitches" and saying they should be fired.

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.

Kaepernick shared the ad to his Twitter page on Monday, which showed a black and white image of his face with the caption, "Believe in something".

Kaepernick tells viewers to "believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything", which is a less-than-subtle hint at Kaepernick's own actions during his time in the NFL.

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The newspaper describes the author of the unsigned column only as "a senior official in the Trump administration". There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first.

On Monday, Williams, 36, tweeted a Nike ad of a young girl playing tennis that read, "It's only a insane dream until you do it".

His protest earned the wrath of United States president Donald Trump and the National Football League establishment, with all of its clubs refusing to sign the talented star when he became a free agent.

In announcing the deal, Nike said Kaepernick - who has been out of a contract since March 2017 and has failed to find a new team - was "one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation". The campaign will also feature athletes such as Serena Williams, NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Shaquem Griffin, a rookie linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks whose left hand was amputated when he was a child. "From man to man, I respect the hell out of him, and that's pretty much all I got to say", Newton explained. "I have said that since Day 1".

Watch Hannity's mini-monologue above, plus Tomi Lahren asking Californians what they think about Nike's Kaepernick ad campaign.

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