Trump targets Nike as Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls

Trump targets Nike as Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls

By choosing Kaepernick as the face of their ad, McQuisiton says Nike may be trying to lure in more millennials, a group which polls show support Kaepernick's anthem protests more than the rest of the country.

Woods wasn't asked about Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial discrimination, and his opinion on the ad was all that he offered.

As Trump said on Twitter Friday, "What was Nike thinking?". Nike's online sales grew 31% over the Labour Day weekend, compared to a 17% growth over the same period past year, according to Market Watch.

Woods is a longtime Nike endorser who started with the company on the day he turned pro in 1996.

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. "Even if it means sacrificing everything" at the bottom.

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The ad is narrated by Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who has been out of the league the past two seasons in the aftermath of his protests.

Nike received both praise and criticism after the ad, narrated by Kaepernick, aired during the third quarter of Thursday's National Football League season opener between Super Bowl champion the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.

"I've gotten so much positive feedback from everyone around me", she said. The ad campaign as a whole is a nod to the fact that Kaepernick was vilified for his choice to kneel during the National Anthem at NFL games, and the controversy surrounding that kept NFL team owners from signing him. The flag represents the sacrifices made by those who have fought and died to preserve our freedom and should be honored as a sacred symbol of all we stand for. I think this in itself is an interesting development.

According to research analyst Edison Trends, the risk the US sportswear giant took after featuring Kaepernick who has been in the spotlight for his protests during the games national anthem' has paid off.

In a statement, college president Jerry C. Davis accused Nike execs of "promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America" with the Kaepernick campaign.

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