From the burning of shoes to the slicing of Nike swooshes, strong feelings come to the light after former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick becomes the new face of Nike’s 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign.
On Monday afternoon, Colin Kaepernick shared a photo of his campaign ad along with the statement, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt”
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season after kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality.
Angry sports fans in support of boycotting Nike are stating that the boycott correlates with supporting the troops.
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
— Lisa Wiggins (@WigginsJLisa) September 4, 2018
According to the New York Times, Nike will be releasing new Kaepernick apparel, which will include sneakers and a T-Shirt as well as donating to Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights” campaign.