36% Less Likely to Buy Nike Products After Kaepernick Hire

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School officials announced that they will ban Nike products from its campus store, following the release of the company's wildly successful ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, CBS reports.

Any current Nike gear will still be sold, but all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police.

"If Nike chooses to apologize to our troops and to our law enforcement officers, then - and only then - will TMU reconsider the brand", Caner said. Yes, endorsing Vick was a mistake for Nike, but the company should be commended, not boycotted, for supporting a true American hero like Kaepernick.

Players began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality, but critics have said that it is disrespectful to the flag and veterans.

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Nike recently introduced a new 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign which featured Kaepernick along with the slogan, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". Yesterday, Strahan sounded off on that peaceful protest on Ellen, and he explained why he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick and other National Football League players taking a knee before games. Last fall, Trump called for any "son of a bitch" who did not stand for the anthem to be fired, and he has been highly critical of Nike's new ad this month. Last Sunday a Southern Baptist pastor in Mobile, Alabama, cut up his Nike headband and sweatband during his sermon at Woodbridge Baptist Church to show his disdain for the ad campaign. Morris received a standing ovation from his parishioners. "He's inked a contract with Nike".

Then he explained, pointing at the American flag adorning the right side of the stage, "America may not be the best country in the world and we have a lot of faults, but I tell you what, a lot of folks died for the sake of what the flag represents". "That is the ultimate sacrifice".

Springfield News-Leader reported the school's volleyball team wore plain, gray T-shirts instead of their usual Nike-branded uniforms. "The flat black jerseys have Kaepernick's name and No. 7 on the back, while having "#IMWITHKAP" inscribed on the front.

Drafting Kaepernick as a spokesman has more upside than downside risk for Nike, analysts say, because the company knows its customer base well. "Because I do believe that there needs to be more organization between the players and the ownership ..."

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