Serena lauds Nike for Kaepernick campaign

Nike ad Colin Kaepernick and meme

Nike ad Colin Kaepernick and meme

Some people, from country singers to UFC fighters and shoe-burning football fans, took issue with Nike's stance, believing Nike does not respect the American flag or the US military because Kaepernick elected to kneel during the national anthem in protest of social injustice and racial inequality. But during that other 5 percent, his shamelessness - and utter dearth of impulse control - renders him the most disarmingly (and self-destructively) honest public figure in modern memory.

Nike's 30th anniversary campaign is largely being applauded by marketing and PR pros on social media for featuring quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Multiple people shopping at Nike on Newbury Street and in Dorchester following the announcement said it either makes them support Nike more, or that the decision doesn't affect their spending whatsoever.

Kaepernick is best known as the first NFL player to kneel during the pre-match national anthem as a protest against racism, a campaign initially shunned by brands fearful of being seen to take sides. "Even if it means sacrificing everything." and has a picture of his face.

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GQ posted a photo on Instagram of the Nike ad making the announcement, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his mark on it by "liking" the post.

He inspired many other players to join in, earning the ire of people including Donald Trump, and the protest has cost Kaepernick his National Football League contract. I feel like they can choose or they cannot choose.

After Nike unveiled the campaign, Williams tweeted that she was "especially proud to be a part of the Nike family". "Colin Kaepernick has done that and I think that we need to follow his example and really go where the heart leads, instead of where everybody expects you to go". We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities.

The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action".

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