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President Trump in the game, Nike is indulged with manufacturing Colin Kaepernick the face of your “Just Do It” campaign, tweeted Wednesday that the Shoe giant is “always be killed with anger and boycott.”
The President, who played a major role in putting pressure on the NFL to crack down on players protesting against police violence, and other problems due to the kneeling during the national anthem, in comparison with Nike situation for the football forced-League.
“Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting killed with anger and boycott. I wonder if you had no idea it would be so? As far as the NFL is concerned, I think it is easy to observe difficult, and always will be, until you stand for the FLAG!” he tweeted.
Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting killed with anger and boycott. I wonder if you had no idea it would be so? As far as the NFL is concerned, I think it is easy to observe difficult, and always will be, until you stand for the FLAG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 5. September 2018
Kaepernick began kneeling, while the anthem during a 2016 pre-season game when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The now former quarterback Monday was announced as the face of a new campaign to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nike “Just Do It” slogan.
The company faced a swift backlash from some former customers. Videos and photos showed the fans the destruction of their Nike-branded apparel, with some going as far as renting the equipment go up in flames.
The decision to feed elsewhere, though, including ex-CIA Director John Brennan.
“Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America,” Brennan tweeted. “So, he has to despise our flag, but in a sense, the words of the preamble to our Constitution—” in order to form a more perfect union.” Well done Colin, well done.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood and Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.