2018-09-04 01:24:08 UTC
Colin Kaepernick on Monday unveiled a new Nike ad and it is powerful.
In the ad, the former NFL quarterback is looking at the camera, and printed over
the image is: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.
Kaepernick has been a Nike athlete since 2011, but the Super Bowl QB has not
played on a team since 2016.
Kaepernick created a national firestorm when he began kneeling during the
National Anthem in an effort to protest African-American inequality in America.
Since then, a number of players on all teams have kneeled or raised a fist
during the anthem for the same protest.
Donald Trump has made the kneeling one of his main talking points, going so far
as to call any player who kneels a "son of a bitch" and demanding they be fired.
Through his campaign, he also blasted networks for announcing they would not air
that portion of the pre-game. That is the standard for most unless it is a
Last season, as the debate over protesting was burning ever hotter, the NFL and
players' union defended the right for those who wanted to protest peacefully.