College Removes NIKE LOGO from All Athletic Gear Over Kaepernick Ad

Ruben Ruiz
September 8, 2018

The 41-year-old quarterback, who is about to start his 19th National Football League season with the Patriots, was asked for his opinion on Nike's new ad starring former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

That line from the ad has drawn ire from groups who see Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem as disrespectful to police officers and military members, despite the fact that members of both groups have said otherwise. Take it from me, when I say they sacrificed everything, they also sacrificed the lives of their loved ones who will never be the same.

Tiger Woods says the Nike "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick is "a attractive spot".

Taya Kyle, the wife of late Navy SEAL and sniper Chris Kyle, was one of those people who were upset at Nike's selection, so she tore into them and the former quarterback on Tuesday over what it actually means to make a sacrifice.

Some people took issue with the Kaepernick's prominence and message, destroying their Nike-logoed belongings in videos and photos posted to social media.

Nike's most high-profile critic is President Donald Trump, but he has been fixated on players protesting the anthem, and Nike's support of that cause, more than anything else.

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"I can't say I'm not going to buy their stuff, but I think that's just a sales pitch too for the wrong cause too", said resident Lance Marshall. He continued to throw red meat to his political base with a tweet early Friday morning that asked, "What was Nike thinking?".

While others feel a little differently.

The College of the Ozarks, a private Christian school in Missouri that competes in sports at the NAIA level, said it will remove all uniforms purchased from Nike that contain the brand's logo.

"Any profits from remaining Nike gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police", university President Emir Caner said. "It's not about protesting the national anthem, and we're bringing light to that".

Nike will continue to air the ad and an abbreviated version throughout the weekend, according to a report from ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Other reports by GizPress

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