I don't care much what the backstory is on all of this: My hat is off to both Kaepernick and Nike. Kaepernick's is an America I prefer to vote for. Collateral damage and all ... go Kaepernick!
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will be the face of a Nike Inc ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” motto, according to ESPN on Monday.
Colin Kaepernick tweeted out an image of the new Nike campaign on Monday. Photograph: Colin Kaepernick/Twitter
Kaepernick was a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers for six years. He stirred national debate by taking a knee while the anthem was played before games during the National Football League’s 2016 season to draw attention to police killings of black men and other issues.
PS. Here's a little of the knee-jerk negative reaction.