In his closing remarks at the NY fashion show where he revealed his latest shoe, National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James said in reference to the 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign built around ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, "I stand with Nike, all day, every day", according to the Associated Press.
At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick turns to the camera and says, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane".
"Nike's campaign will generate both attention and discussion which is, arguably, one of its central aims", he said.
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Reaction to the ad campaign was (unsurprisingly) highly polarized, and although Nike's stock tumbled 3%, most marketing pundits have suggested that the controversy around the campaign is a win for the sneaker manufacturer.
Not surprisingly, Republicans polled were more likely to view the protests negatively, with 86 percent saying they found the protests unpatriotic, along with 57 percent of independents and 33 percent of Democrats.
Why Nike would do a deal with Kaepernick is "the million dollar question", she said. Nike is one of the world's largest sports apparel companies, with $34.5 billion in revenue previous year. If they didn't want to stand they could stay in the locker room.
"A lot of observers position Nike as a revolutionary", Morgan said.
There's no reason for Nike to be concerned, and more importantly, by partnering with Kaepernick, they are standing up for equality and justice for everyone. "They'll move on to the next thing". But the protest against black Americans being shot by police officers for minor traffic violations or suffocated for having a disagreement with a shopping mall security guard is not about anthems or Nike gear.
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"He could have free speech on his own time, but, once he takes the field, there are certain standards that you need to abide by and he failed to do that", Brammer said.
The concern here is that the Nike brand further muddies the water on an issue already misinterpreted by a host of people, including the President of the United States.
"He can continue to make money, feed his family, continue to make a change", Bryant Stone from Huntsville said.
"I feel like they can choose or they cannot choose". "I just wish they wouldn't do it during the anthem".
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