First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during National Football League opener

The former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is backing another embattled U.S. athlete... this time coming to the defense of Colin Kaepernick

The former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is backing another embattled U.S. athlete... this time coming to the defense of Colin Kaepernick

Nike's decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its newest "Just Do It" ad campaign has drawn its share of praise and detractors.

Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday he "fixed" the new Colin Kaepernick Nike ad. "All of the men and women in law enforcement believe in something and are prepared to sacrifice everything". Over his father's face is the campaign's tagline: "Believe in something".

The TV campaign, called "Dream Crazy", shows Nike is ready to go even bigger with Kaepernick.

The ad will debut on NBC in the NFL's opening round encounter between the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 and is suing the league, claiming owners colluded to keep him out of football.

She added of his activism in general: "I think everyone has a choice to do what they choose to do".




Covington's mention of Pat Tillman as an "NFL/American Hero" is in reference to the former Arizona Cardinals safety dropping his NFL career to joined the Army following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Folks have been taking to social media to express their outrage with the company and its over-the-top celebration of Kaepernick.

The former quarterback was ousted from the NFL two years ago after he began kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and racism in the United States. "Those are things that really brighten people's day in a time that there are not many things to be happy about".

Tennis legend Serena Williams is also featured in the same series of ads from Nike. "I gotta do what I gotta do", said owner Steve Martin about his decision.

The ad concludes with the lines, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane". In a two-minute video narrated by Kaepernick, we see kids from all over the world trying various activities interspersed with epic moments from the world of sports.

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