Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

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College ditches Nike athletic gear following company's Kaepernick deal

This prompted various people on social media to post videos and pictures of them destroying their Nike merchandise, with some even calling to start boycotting the brand.

Woods wasn't asked about Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial discrimination, and his opinion on the ad was all that he offered.

Kneeling players have repeatedly been rebuked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence among others.

Sales increased 31 percent from Sunday through Tuesday of this week, according to research firm Edison Trends.

Merritt added that Nike's decision to bring Kaepernick into the spotlight for its campaign lacked concern for those who find Kaepernick's actions offensive.

But 14-time major champion Woods praised Nike for making Kaepernick as the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.

Nike stock is also up 53 percent over the last year, and 135 percent over the last 5 years.

Nike's controversial advertisement that featured former American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is actually starting to pay off, that is, for millennial investors.

The company drew immediate backlash after releasing a print ad that stated, "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". The NFL should have taken a bold stand on this, but they fumbled it badly and now Nike is piling on. Ultimately, when it's all said and done, I'm most thrilled to see him continue to access platforms that might lead some people to the work he's done.

Kaepernick's 49ers jersey has continued to rank among the best-selling ones in the league despite his remaining unsigned.

Kaepernick is the player who initiated these protests during the 2016 preseason - taking a knee during the playing of America's national anthem to showcase his opposition to alleged "oppression" of and "injustice" toward blacks. "I think what gets lost in translation is what this is all about".

While the NFL continues to wrestle with how to deal with protests during the national anthem, there were no such apparent demonstrations during Thursday night's game, which the defending champion Eagles won 18-12.

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