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

Tiger Woods calls Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad a "beautiful spot"

Tiger Woods calls Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad a

Shares of Nike fell almost 3 % in midday trading Tuesday, and social media posts showing consumers cutting up or burning Nike clothing popped up with a hashtag encouraging a #NikeBoycott.

"Nike's online sales actually grew 31% from the Sunday of Labor Day weekend through Tuesday, as compared with a 17% gain recorded for the same period of 2017", Marketwatch adds.

That year, he began kneeling during the National Anthem to raise awareness about police brutality against African-Americans and other racial injustices.

Nike recently created a commercial in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" ad campaign.

"There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales but the data does not support that theory", the company said in a statement. On Friday morning Trump tweeted: "What was Nike thinking?".

Nike's increase in sales is almost double the increase during the same time period previous year, which saw a 17 per cent increase in sales, according to Edison Trends.

"I think Nike is trying to get out ahead of it and trying to do something special and I think they've done that", Woods said at the BMW Championship.

'I don't like what Nike did.

During the interview, Falwell told USA Today he didn't know the exact terms of the deal with Nike and what would justify termination. "If Nike really does believe that law enforcement in this country is unfair and biased, I think we will look around".

'I honor the flag. "As far as the National Football League is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!".

On Wednesday, Nike released an advert featuring Kaepernick which will be aired during Thursday's season-opening game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons.

Nine Line Apparel introduced the new line in direct response to sports clothing brand Nike's decision to use Kaepernick, who sparked a wave of hugely divisive NFL national anthem protests in 2016, as the new face of its iconic "Just Do It" campaign.

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