Nike Rips Trump To Shreds With New Ad Featuring Colin Kaepernick
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick faced harsh backlash when he peacefully protested against police brutality during the national anthem at a football game which ultimately cost him his football career.
Kaepernick set the way for other athletes to follow in his footsteps and protest what’s wrong in America.
One of Kaepernick’s biggest critics was the United States president himself Donald Trump, who called the former quarterback a “son of a b*tch.”
Trump constantly attacked football players who followed in Kaepernick’s footsteps and knelt during the national anthem before games. He even went as far as urging the NFL commissioner to fine and ban players from playing if they protested during the anthem.
Now, on Monday, Nike unveiled its newest ad featuring Kaepernick for the company’s 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
Gino Fisanotti, Nike’s vice president of brand for North America, spoke with ESPN over the company’s decision to use Kaepernick’s face for its newest ad.
“We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward,” Fisanotti told ESPN.