Should Nike have featured Kaepernick in NFL opener ad?

23 votes

Yes 57%

No 43%

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Discussion

21 Comments
  • ahmediaTV
    2 months ago

    What is missing from Nike Kaepernick ad, a protest against the racist white owners of the NFL. Not just promoting its slogan

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  • Complex
    2 months ago

    What if, by leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl, then choosing to kneel for something he believed in, he made himself bigger than a game?

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  • BrettWoodmansee
    2 months ago

    I can’t wait for half of the United States to collectively combust when the Kaepernick Nike ad is shown.

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  • MilesBMiller
    2 months ago

    Welcome to NFL performance Nike! We'll never buy your shoes/ gear anymore! You're a loser like the un-American loser you hired! Poll: Nike Favorability Crashes 34% with Kaepernick Ad Campaign

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  • Pscha648
    2 months ago

    Really dig this

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  • BarryIsaacb91
    2 months ago

    #BoycottNike

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  • sjcloobeck
    2 months ago

    Nike got it right with their ad campaign on Kaepernick - people want to know the brands and companies they support are standing on the right side of history

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  • william331011
    2 months ago

    Think of all the wounded warriors who would make much better icons for Nike ad campaigns. But they choose Kaepernick who has done NOTHING.

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  • alexmaynard96
    2 months ago

    Kaepernick isn’t even the most important person in the Nike ad. Let’s talk about the most underrated skateboarder of all time, Lacey Baker

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  • Travon
    2 months ago

    White people gonna be shooting their TVs on Thursday.

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  • jaykey317
    2 months ago

    BOYCOTT NIKE !!!!

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  • Past2020
    2 months ago

    More Colleges & Schools need to drop Nike like a Bad Habit!

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  • crazygranni
    2 months ago

    Nike I don’t want a social justice statement during my football. Did you not learn anything during the kneeling controversy? Started by Kaepernic!! When that ad comes on, my tv goes off.

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  • Eahouse
    2 months ago

    LOVE the DIVERSITY in this ad! I’m with Kaepernick

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  • ShawnTempesta
    2 months ago

    It's absolutely OK for people to disagree with Kaepernick. But Nike stood by their long-standing spokesperson and created an ad that, frankly, is a positive message. If that much outrage was shown for what Kaep was silently protesting, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

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  • timoneill85
    2 months ago

    Colin is not wrong, there NEEDS to be a national discussion, but wearing socks with pig cops is your way to promote intelligent discourse? Again, I support the message, but Colin let’s work on an ACTIONABLE PLAN rather than instigation and Nike ads.

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  • Truth_Terrorist
    2 months ago

    What NIKE is doing is making a profit off the Black struggle as usual....to them using Kaepernick was a money deal....they knew how much our people spend on their brand and if they bring in a public figure that we admire....BOOM there goes that climb in sales..wake up y’all !!!

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  • Jesster4Peace
    2 months ago

    Beautiful and inspirational ad. It takes courage to stand up for rights and/or fulfill dreams when obstacles may be in the way. Amazing what a person's will and strength can do.

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  • JamesSurowiecki
    2 months ago

    If Nike really wanted the country to listen to what Kaepernick has to say, they could have made an ad with him talking about the cause, instead of making yet another “Just do it” commercial.

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  • KeyRafe
    2 months ago

    We need to PROTEST him by boycotting the game! Low ratings will get Nikes attention. They buy ads based on delivered rating points!

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  • eric
    2 months ago

    In a country that is already so divided, it feels really irresponsible to egg on the division further for the sake of free marketing via arguments on social networks.

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