Nike's Stock Drops in Wake of Colin Kaepernick Ads

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Nike continues to face backlash after releasing a new ad campaign featuring controversial ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The president's son posted his own version of the ad on Instagram Wednesday with the comment, "There, fixed it for you".

The ads feature Nike's trademark "Just Do It" slogan alongside the quarterback's face and the words "Believe in something".

The problem with most of the commentary I've heard and read is that it's delivered by middle-aged or older men, a lot of them white, who aren't even close to Nike's target audience. "I stand with Nike, every day, all day". The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a women's sneaker designed by three female African-American designers and inspired by strong African-American women. "I have said that since Day 1".

"Obviously Nike's very big in the industry, has some top athletes, so it was great to see, even with all the different dangers".

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"If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good, stay that way", the quarterback says. He threatened Nike in a tweet: "Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks".

The player protests have become a divisive topic of debate, and the National Football League and players union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem. "Even if it means sacrificing everything". "But I'm such a huge, huge, wholehearted supporter of Colin that I'm very proud that someone understands what he's done and (is giving) him some kudos".

"The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action", said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs.

The spot is expected to air this week during college football and Major League Baseball games, and stream on various music, gaming and other platforms, Nike spokeswoman Sandra Carreon-John said. He has an ongoing greivance filed against the NFL's owners for colluding against signing him to a contract. Martin told the news station that he called Nike "the mother of all harlots" for the campaign and criticized their use of the term "sacrificed everything".

John Sweeney, sports communication professor at the University of North Carolina, said the Kaepernick ad was created to provoke people, and in that respect, it succeeded. Kaepernick said he would kneel instead of taking a full seat to protest police brutality and the police-involved killings of unarmed black men.

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