Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Donald Trump Jr. "fixed" Kaepernick Nike ad with father's face

Donald Trump Jr.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has been a polarizing figure since becoming the first NFL player to stage protests of racial injustice during pregame renditions of the national anthem. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins on Thursday said Kaepernick will be viewed in the future as a player who changed football and the country.

The president simply fired off one tweet saying "What was Nike thinking?".

"Nike has grown in popularity among millennial investors after releasing its controversial Colin Kaepernick ad", Business Insider reports.

A source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the AP that Kaepernick watched the ad during an event at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. "Even it if means sacrificing everything". Narrated by Kaepernick, the ad includes appearances by other high-profile African-American athletes Odell Beckham Jr., LeBron James and Serena Williams. An arbitrator recently said his case can move forward.

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala spoke about what it means to have the ad in national television and the power to convey the message through Kaepernick's narration.

He has filed a grievance against the league, alleging that owners colluded to keep him unsigned.

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While the ad is scoring points for Nike among a huge swath of consumers, the company is still dealing with negative publicity for its continuing workplace struggles.

"We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform", Mr. Davis said.

Nike's use of Kaepernick has led to calls for boycotts by some customers.

"I definitely feel like Nike knew exactly what they were doing when they put this ad out, when they chose to use Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson", said Courtney Reese.

"I think Nike's trying to get out ahead of it and try and do something that's special".

It was a more in-depth response than the one Woods offered two weeks ago when he was asked about President Donald Trump, though the circumstances were different.

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