President Donald Trump said on Twitter last week about Nike's new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. "I think I would have", said Strahan (he retired in 2007). "In the meanwhile, let us honor true heroes, those who protect us daily, some even sacrificing their own lives".
But a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters approved of Nike's decision to feature Kaepernick in its latest ad campaign by a 49-37 split. Yes, endorsing Vick was a mistake for Nike, but the company should be commended, not boycotted, for supporting a true American hero like Kaepernick. "Kneeling is the provocative point of being unpatriotic", Dr. Caner said.
Nike has survived plenty of blow-back over the years, weathering protests, boycotts and rending of garments for issues such as conditions for overseas factory workers, its 2005 endorsement of a gay rights bill in OR and everything in between.
The couple does, however, believe Colin Kaepernick had nothing but good intentions and will be remembered on the right side of history in the future. "Even if it means sacrificing everything".More news: Erik Karlsson seems shook after trade to Sharks
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"America has sacrificially given my family the freedoms we enjoy today", Caner said.
The new ad sparked anger among conservatives, including President Donald Trump, who said the endorsement deal sends "a awful message" and talk of boycotts across the country. Nike's shares first dropped, then bounced back past their pre-woke levels.
"Just like the National Football League, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN", he tweeted on September 5, "Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts". I wonder if they had any idea that it would be this way?
The ad resonated with Nike's customer base and bolstered its relationships with sponsor athletes such as LeBron James and Serena Williams, Camilo Lyon, an investment analyst at Canaccord Genuity, argued in a research report upgrading Nike's stock. It is the one symbol of freedom in this country that is apolitical, that represents our desire for a more ideal union.