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Despite the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick's demonstrations during the national anthem back in 2016, Nike has made him the face of their 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. I find it hard to believe that they planned to air it right before the Thursday Night Football Opener. I figured there would be some strings being pulled or something. Like the CNN article says.
"It's an awkward juxtaposition for the league. The NFL is still grappling with the firestorm that Kaepernick started two years ago when he sat and later knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice."
Thoughts anyone? Should the ad air? I hear tell that Nike is still in contract with the NFL to supply the jerseys. I wonder how this commercial falls into the mix.