Georgia College Boycotts Nike Over Kaepernick Ad
The Nike ad with Colin Kaepernick has not been welcomed by the officials of a college in Georgia. They have announced a decision to stop purchasing or carrying apparel by the athletic company.
Truett McConnell University termed Kaepernick as someone who “mocks our troops” and lambasted the decision of the company to use him to market their products.
The “Just Do It” ad is narrated by Kaepernick, an American footballer who knelled during the national anthem in 2016 to mark of protest against the police brutality in the United States.
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“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” he said during the ad, a slogan that has been published on billboards and apparel.
“America has sacrificially given my family the freedoms we enjoy today. My wife, who was raised under the oppression of socialistic communism, became a citizen five years ago, joyfully pledging allegiance to these United States and her flag,” College President Caner said.
He further noted that the college will be “discontinuing our relationship with Nike in athletics and our campus store. Any profits from remaining Nike gear sold through our campus store will be directly donated to Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police.”
The college has urged the company to reconsider its decision.