Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Georgia University Cuts Ties With Nike After Colin Kaepernick Ad

Georgia University Cuts Ties With Nike After Colin Kaepernick Ad

The move drew both intense praise and disgust from critics and supporters of Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL game nearly two years ago in protest of police brutality in America.

And there, he shared the words: "I just returned a pair of Nike shoes to the store".

"I also would have been proactive in getting it more organized", Strahan said. He then pulled out of his pockets a Nike wristband and a headband, proceeded to cut them and made a show of tossing them away. "I complained that they hurt my feet when I stand for the National Anthem".

No Giants knelt during the anthem during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Using an expletive to describe players who kneel, he told the crowd in Huntsville that National Football League owners should fire them.

The numbers do not, of course, prove the Kaepernick ad campaign is driving purchases.

"For Nike to then hire Colin Kaepernick, a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family", he continued. He was greeted by cheers, laughs and eventually, what appeared to be, a standing ovation from his congregation.

The pastor finished up the portion of his sermon by stating, "America may not be the best country in the world and we've got a lot of faults, but I'm telling you what, a lot of folks died for the sake of what that flag represents".

"Although Nike has produced a great deal of merchandise in his name, his own personal website was selling jerseys that read "#IMWITHKAP".

College of the Ozarks in Arkansas said their athletic teams will no longer use apparel with the Nike logo.

Edison Research reports Nike's online sales grew 31 percent over the Labor Day weekend.

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has said although his school has a contract with Nike, the school may not renew it when it expires.

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