Trump slams Nike as Kaerpernick ads spark some boycotts

Nike Customers Are Burning Their Clothes Due To Kaepernick Decision

Nike Customers Are Burning Their Clothes Due To Kaepernick Decision

"Looks like I'll be wearing a lot of Nike this week", said Dorchester shopper Jordan Hall.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah doesn't just wonder why Nike customers are burning their own shoes over Colin Kaepernick's new ad. Others vowed to wear their Nike apparel more frequently or to go out and buy Nike sports gear to make up for the boycott attempt.

Since he first opined on the national anthem controversy past year, president Trump has rarely missed an opportunity to reiterate his disgust at the NFL's failure to purge the league of ungrateful millionaires who disrespect our troops (by quietly calling attention to America's aberrantly high rate of police violence).

Williams declined to answer whether she would take part in similar protests in tennis given the chance, saying: "I think everyone has a choice to do what they choose to do".

Kaepernick faced intense backlash from President Donald Trump and other conservative voices, who viewed the protest as disrespectful to the flag and anthem.

A stunning and simple image of former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick emerged on Labor Day - his solemn face starting in a black-and-white Nike ad with these poignant words: "Believe in something".

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On Twitter, Rich wrote, "Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks".

Meanwhile, Kaepernick continues his lawsuit against the NFL, where he maintains the league blackballed him from playing professional football. "So whether or not I agree with what they're doing, I support it".

"I think it's a awful message".

It wasn't the first time she openly supported Kaepernick, who has been out of the NFL since 2016 and is now waged in a collusion case that accuses the league and its teams of blackballing him. "We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities", Jocelyn Moore, the NFL's Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs said.

Trump has been a vocal opponent of athletes who kneel during the national anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against black Americans and other racial injustices.

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