Nike Airs First Colin Kaepernick Commercial With an Incredibly Inspirational Message

Colin Kaepernick

A source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the AP that Kaepernick watched the ad during an event at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the visit were not announced publicly.

This ad comes after Larry Fink, the lead of BlackRock the largest money manager in the world, called for more companies to get more involved in social issues.

Kaepernick has been without a club since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March of a year ago.

"Stand up for what you believe in, regardless, because you have to put your foot down and stand up regardless of what people say", she said.

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.

Nike signed Kaepernick to an endorsement deal in 2011 and has maintained that contract since then, ESPN reported.

As a camera pans to reveal Kaepernick's face, a reflection of a United States flag is reflected on the facade of a building behind him.

'I don't like what Nike did.

"I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored (for Kaepernick)", Williams said.

There were no clear-cut protests as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played before the game with both teams on the field and the song broadcasted nationally. Jenkins stood with teammates while Bennett wandered behind them near the Eagles bench and adjusted his equipment. I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way? "We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities". "We just want to find out what the company is trying to achieve".

Other NBA players in recent years have worn shoes with messages that say "R.I.P. Trayvon Martin" and "Sideline Racism", as well as images of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached. Despite repeated explanations from Kaepernick himself and fellow National Football League protesters detailing the racial justice focus of their demonstrations, the pre-game action has been turned into a Republican talking point with its own barely veiled racial overtones.

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