Missouri college plans to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

The campaign is specially timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the company’s slogan ‘Just do it.’ A large billboard featuring the ad is seen above in New York City on Thursday

The Internet Is Undefeated With These Colin Kaepernick-Inspired Nike Memes

"In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America", College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement explaining their decision to remove all Nike athletic uniforms and gear. "I mean, let's put it this way, their name is in the paper and people are talking about it", he said. I'm also thinking the irony is that while I am not privy to the numbers, it's likely he gained a lucrative Nike contract.

The younger Trump replicated Nike's ad nearly to a T - the words that appeared across Kaepernick's face in the black and white photo were now over President Trump's: "Believe in something". Apex Marketing - which analyzes the value of social-media impact on brands - reported that in the first three days after the announcement of Kaepernick as a spokesperson, Nike reaped "buzz" mentions that equated to $163.5 million in value. "In the meanwhile, let us honor true heroes, those who protect us daily, some even sacrificing their own lives".

The ad features Canadian teen soccer star Alphonso Davies, showing footage of Davies scoring a goal for Canada's men's soccer team as Kaepernick says "if you're born a refugee, don't let it stop you from playing soccer for the national team at age 16".

"If Nike chooses to apologize to our troops and to our law enforcement officers, then - and only then - will TMU reconsider their brand", said President Caner.

He said Nike didn't consult his opinion on the ad that featured Kaepernick.

But although he is not in the latest Nike campaign, Woods gave the commercial a public thumbs up.

Kaepernick, now 30, is not currently on any National Football League team roster.

Some people took issue with the Kaepernick's prominence and message, destroying their Nike-logoed belongings in videos and photos posted to social media. For every person who filmed themselves cutting up a pair of Nike socks that they already purchased, a free ad featuring the Nike logo was created.

"So when Nike did this, it's their right I have nothing against it", said Feed Our Vets founder Rich Synek.

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