Colin Kaepernick just made headlines again. This time, for an ad campaign that people seem to be totally with or completely against. More so, Nike took a risk and a possible political stance that has the internet buzzing.
We all remember Kaepernick’s peaceful protest that didn’t seem to go over too well during his time with the NFL. Many were offended by the kneeling during the national anthem, many joined, and ultimately the NFL had to make a decision that would stop the players from kneeling. Due to the stint, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback hasn’t been employed by the association since 2016.
So, you haven’t seen the ad yet? In celebration of the apparel company’s 30th anniversary of its famous “Just Do It” slogan, they released an ad that includes a close-up shot of the athlete’s face and reads, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” accompanied by that always recognizable swoosh.
Kaepernick tweeted it out to his following and continued to receive backlash and praise – just as he did when he was kneeling on the sidelines.