Nike unveils striking new Colin Kaepernick ad campaign

Colin Kaepernick's protests against racial injustice have become a bitterly divisive issue amongst NFL fans

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the ad is part of a campaign that will make Kaepernick one of the faces of the company's legendary "Just Do It" campaign, which turns 30 this year.

Nike unveiled a new ad on Monday for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, who has remained unsigned by an National Football League team for almost two years. He's now best known for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality when he first took a knee in 2016.

Kaepernick is now suing the NFL's owners for colluding to keep him off the field for his political beliefs.

Kaepernick's protests - accompanied by fashion statements like "pig cop" socks - have drawn the ire of President Trump, who has repeatedly criticisms kneelers over the past year, labeling them "sons of bitches" who should be fired.

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Braun's ad hearkens back to Trump's last visit to the state; it features video of the president's call to unseat Donnelly . A lot of people disagree with a lot of his policies, just as I do in fact. "No, I don't think I did at all", Trump said.

Nike described him as "one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation". Forever a trailblazer and a man who stands for what he believes in, Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers and became a free agent after the 2016 season. Dozens of other National Football League players, as well as numerous other athletes across America, ultimately joined him.

The Swoosh announced Sunday that Kaepernick will be the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, and Kaepernick tweeted out the ad, which is quite powerful. Stephen B. Burbank, the arbitrator assigned to resolve disputes between the NFL and the NFL Players Association arising from the collective bargaining agreement, ruled last week against the NFL's request to dismiss the case.

Kaepernick received an enthusiastic welcome from fans at the US Open's showcase match between Serena and Venus Williams in NY on Friday night, when he was shown raising his fist on the big screen. A similar grievance is still pending by unsigned safety Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined in the protests.

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