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

by Steven Clarke September 4, 2018, 2:45
Colin Kaepernick has new deal with Nike though he’s not in NFL

It contains the message: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". That whole story makes the Kaepernick-Nike alliance a bit more interesting. He is now suing the National Football League (NFL) claiming he is being kept out of the league because of his part in the protests.

He continued his demonstration by kneeling during the anthem before subsequent contests, sparking a nationwide movement of athletes protesting in solidarity - which in turn drew the ire of President Donald Trump and a highly publicized counterprotest by Vice President Mike Pence.

Nike unleashed a potent new ad Monday featuring Colin Kaepernick on Monday.

The quarterback began protesting racial injustice and police brutality in August 2016 by sitting during the national anthem.

Kaepernick's decision set off a wave of other protests in and around the National Football League, and the teams' owners have since been attempting to find a way to get players to stop protesting, negotiating with players along the way.

Nike revealed, through ESPN's Darren Rovell, that it is making Colin Kaepernick the face of its "Just Do It" 30th anniversary ad campaign. Forever a trailblazer and a man who stands for what he believes in, Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers and became a free agent after the 2016 season.

Colin Kaepernick probably will never play in the National Football League again, but he gave up his dream in order to try and bring attention an important issue in the United States of America.

The sportswear manufacturer has announced that it has chosen Kaepernick to be the face of its 30th anniversary "Just do it" campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The timing of the campaign appears significant given its unveiling comes three days before the start of the NFL's 2018 season. "Even though he is one of the best Quarterbacks in the league", Ahmadinejad tweeted.

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