Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Donald Trump Calls Out Nike Over Colin Kaepernick Support

Donald Trump Calls Out Nike Over Colin Kaepernick Support

I grew up in OR and was around @Nike my whole life.

Colin dominated global Twitter trends list and dinner table discussions on Tuesday when Nike revealed that the sports star is the face of its 30th anniversary campaigns.

Kaepernick's Nike ad features a close-up of the football player's face, and ad copy that reads, "Believe in something".

John Rich of the country duo Big and Rich, tweeted along with a photo, "Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks".

Several players followed suit, and the 2017 season was marked by numerous protests during the pre-game anthems - much to the disgust of USA president Donald Trump.

"I think that Nike knows exactly what they're doing", Williams said.

So far the President Trump has yet to weigh in on Nike's new campaign.

"He's done a lot for the African American community, and it's cost him a lot", Williams said.

Niketown New York is located at 6 East 57th Street in New York City, one of the buildings in the Trump Organisation's property portfolio - although the company has previously announced plans to close down the location and open elsewhere in the city.

Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel at games during the national anthem as a protest against social and racial injustice.

Conservative were quick to attack Nike for the advertisement push - which shows Kaepernick alongside the quote, "Believe in something".

WBZ reached out to Nike Media Relations multiple times, but did not receive a response.

On Twitter, the organization wrote, "PSA: Even if you don't like @Nike making @Kaepernick7 the face of their new campaign, if you own Nike gear, you already paid for it. And it's their choice", she said.

While the move by Nike may have come as a surprise to some, Yahoo Sports reported that Adidas and Puma were among multiple brands that had conversations about potentially building around Kaepernick if Nike failed to renew his deal.

"It was tastefully done", she said.

"But I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a bad message and a message that shouldn't be sent", Trump said.

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