Missouri College 'Chooses Country Over Company,' Drops Nike Over Kaepernick Ad

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But Woods, though he has been a Nike-sponsored athlete since turning professional in 1996, does not appear in the advert.

"It's a lovely spot", he said after the second round of the BMW Championship on Friday, via ESPN.

The president also tweeted Wednesday, "Just like the National Football League, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts. Some pretty powerful people in the spot".

The commercial aired during the first ad break in the third quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles-Atlanta Falcons game.

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"For Nike to then hire Colin Kaepernick", added Caner, "a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family".

A source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the AP that Kaepernick watched the ad during an event at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

The video, part of Nike's "Just Do It" 30th anniversary campaign, boasts several young athletes in action, with Kaepernick narrating.

The Missouri college's decision to drop Nike comes right after Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, tore into the athletic apparel brand for failing, in her view, to correctly understand the word "sacrifice".

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Other have called for people to give their Nike items to homeless veterans instead of throwing them away or burning them. He has since become an ardent supporter of racial injustice and the treatment of people of color by police authorities.

The Fraternal Order of Police, who endorsed President Donald Trump's campaign, describes the ad as "hateful" towards police officers.

At the start of the ad, Kaepernick says: "If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good. It's not about protesting the national anthem, and we're bringing light to that". "I think it has served its goal".

"As far as Kaepernick and all that's concerned, we all have the freedom of speech and he's using it in a way that's non-violent which is something you just have to respect as an American", he said.

The signing of Kaepernick, who was the first NFL player to protest racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem before games, generated backlash from critics of the protest movement. "So Nike is doing what they want to do".

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