ENC residents, professor weigh in on Kaepernick Nike ad

Colin Kaepernick

The Nike ad features a number of the world's biggest athletes and talks about dreams, goals and striving for the impossible before the kicker where Kaepernick is revealed and the catch phrase, 'Believe in something.

On Wednesday, amid the thick of the controversy, Nike unveiled another part of its collaboration with Kaepernick.

Kaepernick is only shown twice in the ad, once in the middle and in the closing seconds.

The player protests have become a divisive topic of debate, and the National Football League and players union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem.

Nike recently signed an extension to its deal as the NFL's official uniform sponsor.

Covington's mention of Pat Tillman as an "NFL/American Hero" is in reference to the former Arizona Cardinals safety dropping his NFL career to joined the Army following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was the first to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial and social injustice.

Kaepernick is shown a couple times in the video, including the closing line where he says, "So don't ask if your dreams are insane, ask if they're insane enough".

Nike stock also took a hit Tuesday, something Trump noted. I'm not gonna speak for them, but there was no one happy about it.

Tennis legend Serena Williams is also featured in the same series of ads from Nike.

On Monday, Williams, 36, tweeted a Nike ad of a young girl playing tennis that read, "It's only a insane dream until you do it".

"When they talk about the greatest team in the history of the sport, make sure it's your team", Kaepernick narrates.

"In their new ad campaign, we believe Nike executives are promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America", College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement.



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