Nike’s new ad campaign not only featured the footballer but hinted at Kaepernick’s political stand with their tagline: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? As far as the NFL is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!
Dancing in my @Nike shoes like…….I ain’t going back and forth with you bigots!!! @Nike #JustDoIt we got you @kaepernick7 and EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR BECAUSE YOU STAND FOR… https://www.instagram.com/p/BnWTyrZBF68/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1dj8znvt7ri51 …
As a vocal critic of NFL players’ “take a knee” protest, President Trump has also weighed in on the Nike discussion.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Trump said. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”
For Nike, Fortune reported that their stock took a 3.2 percent hit following the announcement of the brand’s endorsement deal. Yet despite the split opinion, the endorsement contract could see Kaepernick get his own line of apparel, shoes, and accessories, much like top athletes such as LeBron James.