(Denver, CO) – The protest against racial injustices and oppression has officially continued this season and the two NFL payers that took a knee during the National Anthem received high praise from Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick tweeted ”My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show theirunwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kapernick saidin his tweet. ”They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”
Miami Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson took a knee during the NFL’s opening Sunday to the delight of the man who started the movement back in 2016, former San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. Colin has since been banned from the NFL and is at the inception of a collusion suit against the NFL and its coaches.
Nike recently rewarded the former NFL star for his bravery by making him the face of its 30th Anniversary campaign for the slogan ‘Just Do It’. The ad comes with the message, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Online Nike sales have jumped up 31%.
Stills and Wilson returned the praise saying, ”I know he has our back,” Stills said. ”Really, there has been a huge difference between when we first started protesting and now. A lot of people are reaching out and supporting us, so I really appreciate that. To everybody out there … let’s keep doing our best to make positive change and have these conversations and make our country a better place.”
(Nike, USA) – Nike released its 2-minute commercial starring, Colin Kaepernick, the new face of their 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign and not only did they release it, but they released it with the support of the NFL. Kaepernick, who is currently suing the NFL for colluding to keep him out of the league after kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustices, sets a strong example of risking everything while standing for something.
The campaign has been met with both support and anger. But at the end of the day, those who still don’t understand the movement are cleared blocked by deep rooted issues that have nothing to do with unpatriotic claims. That is not what it’s about. Race maybe, anti-american concerns….I don’t think so.
(SL) – Good news just keeps coming for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. After a judge ruled his collusion case against the NFL would move forward, now he’s being named the Face of Nike’s new campaign.
Nike chose the San Francisco 49ers old slinger to represent its ‘Just Do It’ campaign as the company celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the slogan.
Kaepernick disclosed the new deal by tweeting a photo of himself with the slogan “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” So fitting, since he hasn’t worked in the NFL since taking a stance against racial injustices by kneeling during the National Anthem at games. He was the first player to ‘take a knee’.