Nike's Kaepernick "Just Do It' Ad

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Companies and brands often attempt to avoid taking strong public positions out of fear of alienating customers, but Nike is running straight into the political fray. I commend them!
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Standing and showing respect during our National Anthem doesn’t mean agreeing with everyone and everything. Those involved weren’t taking a knee the same way Tim Tebow did. Rather, they were showing disrespect to the rest of the players, the game itself and for our country. This is unacceptable.

Their grievances should’ve been taken out on the football field in healthy and fair competition. They shouldn’t have received camera time and should’ve been banned for life.
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I never liked or bought Nike ever. I also don’t object to Kaepernick kneeling because I oppose flag idolatry before events. However, I do object to his racist reason for doing so.
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I’m pleased that they’re recognizing his freedom of speech but others have freedom of speech as well. It’s a gutsy move by Nike but I wonder how it will play out. Nevertheless, I am quite happy with the move.
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There's nothing wrong with the ad. I watched it and it was pretty good. Other athletes were featured too so let's not just focus on Kaepernick.
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Let's focus on the message of the ad, shall we? It's about athletes pushing for bigger dreams and features young athletes who compete amid various challenges, touching on issues of gender, disabilities and weight loss, among others.
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Kaepernick opposes the disproportionate use of police violence against people of color. This is, unfortunately, a controversial position to take in the US. I think it's about time awareness is made on a global scale.
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Kaepernick knew what he was doing when he took a knee. He had to keep his brand out there somehow since his NFL Star was beginning to fade. Here comes the big $$$ payoff keeping his name in spotlight.
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I really like the ad. It really has a very good message. Do not compare yourself to others. Be the best you can be.
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Disgusting IMO. One of his apparel lines will supposedly include a t shirt stating" don’t be afraid to stand for something,no matter the cost"... What the heck is that supposed to mean?
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Nike already lost $3.75B in market value on the news last week. It may be a blip, or it could be this ad... Who knows?!
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People are already threatening boycotts and burning of their Nike apparel. We shall see. It is clearly a political statement by Nike so let's see how it plays out.
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People are already threatening boycotts and burning of their Nike apparel. We shall see. It is clearly a political statement by Nike so let's see how it plays out.
I think one athlete already started a campaign to ask people to donate their Nike apparel to certain worthy causes rather than outright burn the stuff.
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Kaepernick opposes the disproportionate use of police violence against people of color. This is, unfortunately, a controversial position to take in the US. I think it's about time awareness is made on a global scale.
Mr. Kaepernick could have found billion other ways to draw attention to the belief that police are more unfair and brutal to people of color like himself. Him choosing to do it while he was wearing the uniform at his place of employment and while he was on the job was, not the wisest thing to do.
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This is why we live in a democratic country. People have the right to protest by taking a knee while other people have a choice to not watch football games or not buy any merchandise or Nike shoes.

In the end this is all about the money.
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Nike already lost $3.75B in market value on the news last week. It may be a blip, or it could be this ad... Who knows?!
If you google the stock, you see it dropped $3 over the weekend but is now stable-ish at about $2 down since last week.
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Man…some people sure get their panties in a wad over nothing…so he knelt instead of standing…BIG DEAL?!…so he’s jerk to me…Me?…I’d stand…he has just as much right to kneel, stand, balance on one leg, stand on his head. It’s a free country…he has that right believe it or not…it’s just a darn football game people…GET OVER IT?!…burn your Nikes…blow your money…WHO CARES?!…don’t buy Nikes…I never have…I’m to cheap anyway so I buy Sketchers! Haha I don’t like the way some of these singers nowadays sing their way through the National Anthem like they’re at a gospel meeting rather than a football game…i just turn down the sound…am I being disrespectful?? I don't think so. It's my choice.
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CK has always been clear about what his protest is about. It’s police brutality against young black men. It has nothing to do with the flag or the National Anthem or the American troops.

That’s just what that dang Fox News and some conservatives made up. They don’t get to define someone else 's protest. I’m buying Nike shoes this weekend!
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