Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

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Some conservatives have burned Nike sportwear gear in videos posted on social media in response to the ad.

Last year, the college issued a new national anthem policy mandating that its athletes, platers and the staff of its opponents stand and "show respect for the American flag and national anthem".

President Trump, a critic of protests during the anthem, tweeted Friday, "What was Nike thinking?"

Nike's increase in sales is almost double the increase during the same time period a year ago, which saw a 17 per cent increase in sales, according to Edison Trends.

The commercial has polarized opinion, with Trump among those critical of Nike for giving Kaepernick a public platform.

And kudos to Nike for not shying away from the controversial Kaepernick, but instead embracing his right to express himself and making his value set the core of its new ad campaign.

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According to Business Insider, Robinhood's app data scientist Sahill Podar said, "Investors on Robinhood are buying Nike stock 300 percent more than they're selling, compared to 12 percent last week".

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Kaepernick was watching the ad's first television airing on NBC at an event held at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. "I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? Even if it means sacrificing everything", written across a black and white close-up of Kaepernick's face. "I think what gets lost in translation is what this is all about".

He made reference to lower ratings on NBC in Thursday night's season opener, in which Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons 18-12.

Setting aside the obvious smear that Kaepernick or any of the other players who've protested during the anthem to draw attention to police brutality and inequality "hate our country", Patrick has apparently been feeding at the same trough as Ted Cruz and the Texas Republican Party.

But the National Football League players' union in July filed a grievance, arguing the new policy infringed upon player rights and was enacted without consulting the union. Soon after, the protest movement caught fire as dozens of players across the league began either kneeling or raising their fists in protest.

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