Big & Rich member slams Nike over Colin Kaepernick ad

Colin Kaepernick has new deal with Nike though he's not in NFL

Nike is putting Colin Kaepernick back in the spotlight. He's now best known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality when he first took a knee in 2016.

Other athletes featured in the ad campaign include New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., skateboarder Lacey Baker and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who is an amputee with one hand.

"The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action", said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs. "These are very rich and influential people who can actually make a change in this country and bring about some real reforms". In March, Nike and the National Football League announced they had extended their longtime partnership for game apparel until 2028.

Within hours of the ad's big reveal showing an intense black and white shot of Kaepernick over which are superimposed the words, "Believe in something".

He hasn't played in the NFL since the end of the 2016 season and is suing the league, saying owners conspired to keep him out of the game because of his protests of social injustice. Something which Rich referenced in his many tweets criticizing the company.

The New York Times reported on August 30 that an arbitrator appointed by the NFL Players Association ruled Kaepernick and his legal team had unearthed enough evidence for the case to proceed to a full court hearing.

Former 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out after being job shamed
Owens said that no job is better than any other: "Every job is worthwhile and valuable". Someone snapped pics of the actor as he was on duty at the New Jersey store.

A Very Salty Nick Saban is Already Tired of Quarterback Questions
Taylor was absolutely right to ask the question in her postgame interview on the field, whether Saban likes it or not. Saban wasn't thrilled and got unnecessarily angry .

Arsenal Receive Massive Boost Ahead Of Their Match Against Cardiff City
According to reports, Unai Emery has personally stood in the way of allowing Emile Smith-Rowe to be sent out on loan this season. Despite picking up two points in their first three games, Cardiff have yet to score a goal this season.

Def Jam rapper 2 Chainz is 100 percent here for Colin Kaepernick leveling up with Nike. "Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive?" he wrote.

Others however showed their support of Kaepernick.

One man appeared to set his shoes on fire while burning them, though the tweets are most definitely fake, making fun of those who have.

But many users voiced support for the brand's decision and mocked people who claimed to be destroying their Nike products in protest, suggesting they should donate them to charity instead.

In fact, the slogan in the ad could well have been referring to Nike's decision to believe in something-and sacrifice customers and revenue as a result.

"The free market is a wonderful thing, and we'll see how this runs out for Nike", she said. "They aren't new to this".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Derek Carr: Raiders Over Shock Of Khalil Mack Trade
Sep 05, 2018 - 02:25
That makes this a risk worth taking. " We have a lot of holes, and we have to do what we can to fill them ", he adds. The duo of Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd should put the defense in favorable situations throughout the game.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fired Ohio State assistant Zach Smith lashes out in tweets
Sep 05, 2018 - 01:00
Smith was sacked by Meyer on July 24 after a ruling from an OH judge said he was a danger to his family. The Dispatch piece offers no explanation for why Ohio State would have put Herman's name out like that.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steelers players not fretting Bell's absence
Sep 05, 2018 - 00:56
Of course, the Bengals also employ wide receiver and seven-time Pro Bowl selection A.J. The former Pitt star made significant strides during training camp.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran's Zarif in Syria for talks ahead of Idlib offensive
Sep 04, 2018 - 01:53
The Idlib area includes both rebel groups and militants such as the Nusrah Front. Assad's government has long referred to any opposition fighters as "terrorists".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nike unveils Colin Kaepernick-led 'Just Do It' campaign for 30th anniversary
Sep 04, 2018 - 01:47
Kaepernick tweeted the same image as Rovell with the words, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011 but shielded him from public view while he protested from the sidelines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests
Sep 04, 2018 - 01:13
It can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria (such as while swimming). Legionnaire's disease is acquired from breathing in small drops of water than contain the bacteria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate Democrats demand 100,000 withheld Kavanaugh records
Sep 04, 2018 - 00:59
The battle over Kavanaugh's documents has been a dominant story line in the fight to replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, while a number of Democrats have expressed opposition to his nomination.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top These Rangers Fans Agree With Gerrard's Words Post Celtic
Sep 04, 2018 - 00:57
The 38-year-old has been a free agent since the Baggies released him in the summer following relegation from the Premier League. The Northern Ireland global was a free agent after leaving West Brom in the summer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Gets Labor Day Off to a Feisty Start
Sep 04, 2018 - 00:40
Donald Trump said there is "no political necessity" to keep Canada in the NAFTA agreement if a "fair deal" can not be reached. Continetti said the key to Trump's recent trade negotiations was concentrating on Mexico and leaving Canada to one side.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham to host Man City at Wembley after stadium delay
Sep 04, 2018 - 00:33
The game will still be broadcast on Sky Sports . 'I think now for us it's better to think of the next match. Romelu Lukaku , meanwhile, struck twice to return Manchester United to winning ways at Burnley .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China Pledges Fresh $60 bln to Africa, says No Political Strings Attached
Sep 04, 2018 - 00:31
China has poured billions in loans for roads, railways, ports and other major infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. The delegations are largely led by Presidents or Prime Ministers who started arriving in China since late last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry skips royal tradition to avoid upsetting Meghan Markle
Sep 03, 2018 - 02:58
While posing with the cast of the musical after their performance, Meghan in particularly delighted the group. As well as Australia, they will also be going to Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Day 12 of the Asian Games
Sep 03, 2018 - 01:52
Hosts Indonesia increased their gold medal tally to 30 overall after claiming a further six titles in pencak silat today. Ng failed a test for the weight-loss drug sibutramine at the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur in August 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Destiny 2: Forsaken Release Date, Pre-Order, Updates
Sep 03, 2018 - 01:04
As for the games quality, God of War 3 is a fantastic hack and slash blockbuster and the culmination of the original Kratos saga. With Fall on the horizon, we have many new games coming on the road to Broketober and the Holidays.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roxanne Pallett QUITS Celebrity Big Brother house following Ryan Thomas drama
Sep 02, 2018 - 02:02
She said he punched her "repeatedly, unprovoked", adding in tears: "He actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag". Thomas, 34, said there was no "malice" in his actions, with some viewers arguing that the incident was only play-fighting.