Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign sends 'terrible message'

Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign sends 'terrible message'

Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign sends 'terrible message'

The Kaepernick-Nike campaign has actually been a while in the making, according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson.

"I watched Colin Kaepernick, and I thought it was awful, and then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming, and frankly the National Football League should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again", Trump told Hannity, to cheers from a live audience watching the interview.

Many were anticipating a reaction from the NFL because of Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the league.

Some critics tried to start a boycott of Nike, and the following day the company suffered a 3 percent drop in stock prices - however, even after the drop the company's shares are still the highest they've been in a year.

The decision to use Kapernick in the campaign has angered many Americans who took to burning their Nike apparel in protest, and drew the ire of President Trump.

Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, was speaking after beating Karolina Pliskova to reach the US Open semi-finals in NY. "It's sad", she told reporters.

"Having a huge company back him, you know, could be a controversial reason for this company, but they're not afraid". "In a moment where so many people, so many companies would have run the other way, to not only stand by him but to show that support, it says a lot".

The Latest on Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal.

"I don't see how that has any relevance here, so I really don't appreciate that question", he said. "Mainly Ali, because he did so much for the sport, he did so much for the world, for everyone".

"It's not what I want to do on court, but how I can inspire people off the court, that's my dream".

Trump has been a vocal opponent of athletes who kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against black Americans and other racial injustices.

While the First Amendment gives these thugs the right to protest whatever they want, such outbursts of anger and violence are hardly productive.

"Just bought a pair of nikes yesterday not knowing about this, but NOW I will be returning them!"

"My choice is to choose to just be the best - try to be". Actually I'm never flawless.

The below video appeared on Facebook, with a man saying "I just did it".

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