"It is absolutely absurd that Nike would feature Colin Kaepernick as the focus of their latest ad campaign. Even if it manner sacrificing every little thing", to boot to a Ninety-2nd industrial featuring video clips of infamous athletes equivalent to LeBron James and Serena Williams, accompanied by a narrate-over and look from Kaepernick himself.
Kaepernick, a free agent, was the first player to kneel during the national anthem before an NFL game as a peaceful protest against social injustice and police brutality.
The partnership between Kaepernick and Nike centers around the company's 30 anniversary of the "Just Do It" campaign.
Speaking from the BMW Championship, Woods says Nike is "trying to get out ahead" and "do something special". "It's a attractive spot and pretty powerful people [are] in the spot", he added.
Nike's emotional ad pays homage to those who "dream insane".
TMZ reported how US President, Donald Trump, took a shot at the NFL and player protests before Sunday's games, saying, "Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad previous year comparison".
Nike could have chosen one of many other "iconic sports players who have done so much for their communities and military community" and who thus would have been better examples than Kaepernick, Merritt told American Military News.
No longer welcome on an National Football League sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL's opening Sunday.
According to research analyst Edison Trends, the risk the USA sportswear giant took after featuring Kaepernick who has been in the spotlight for his protests during the games national anthem' has paid off.
But I think that Kaepernick's grievance against the league for colluding to keep him out, which is now going to a formal hearing, is a big deal, and one that will continue to keep the question of his unemployment under serious scrutiny.
I think this caught everyone by surprise, both supporters and critics of Kaepernick.