Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Christian College Drops Nike After Kaepernick Ad: 'We Are Ashamed of Them'

Christian College Drops Nike After Kaepernick Ad: 'We Are Ashamed of Them'

"The extensive roster of athletes and their powerful stories are core to the company's stepped-up efforts in reaching a younger demographic", Nagel wrote in a note earlier this week.

In the new Nike ad, Kaepernick says, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".

Jerry C. Davis, the president of College of the Ozarks in Missouri, said on "Fox & Friends" Friday that Nike is "exploiting" the issue of national anthem protests by NFL players, including Kaepernick, in order to make money.

"If you look at the grand scheme, culture is moving product right now, especially apparel", said Iguodala.

Nike receives support and backlash for new ad campaign.

So it's no surprise that Conley had some thoughtful insight on Nike's polarizing advertisement.

Nike launched an ad campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its iconic "Just Do It" motto that features Kaepernick and a message that says "Believe in something". "Having a huge company back him. could be a controversial reason for this company, but they're not afraid".

Nike will continue to air the ad and an abbreviated version throughout the weekend, according to a report from ESPN's Darren Rovell.

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

While speaking with USA Today, Falwell elaborated on when Kaepernick wore socks depicting police officers as pigs in 2016.

Jenkins was among many players who adopted Kaepernick's national anthem stance, so to speak. It also will run online across various music, gaming and entertainment platforms, Nike said.

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman recently criticized Kaepernick for "ducking" the ongoing furor over the protests by largely remaining silent.

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward", Nike spokesperson Gino Fisanotti told ESPN.

Like Kaepernick, Boyer is who I turn to when I want opinions on the bigger issues in this country and how they relate to sports.

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