Young people support Nike's bet on Kaepernick, poll shows

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Last Sunday a Southern Baptist pastor in Mobile, Alabama, cut up his Nike headband and sweatband during his sermon at Woodbridge Baptist Church to show his disdain for the ad campaign.

Nike's decision to make Colin Kaepernick the centerpiece of a major new ad campaign has sparked criticism in some quarters, and even acts of destruction to the company's apparel.

Former WWE star Eva Marie dropped a thirty-minute video this weekend in which she talks about being unhappy with the verbiage in Nike's recent Colin Kaepernick advertisement.

Adding, "My dad to this day he doesn't really talk about the Vietnam War because that is something that these guys and women go to that us out here that are living an unbelievable life will never understand".

In the leaked memo, Zahn took things a step further against the apparel giant, insisting that parent-run organisations that raise funds for school teams, need to seek permission from his office before buying gear from Nike if they wish to use public facilities. "We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform".

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Owens, a conservative who played for the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, referred to Kaepernick as Nike's "Marxist" representative and said fans can't let athletes "get away" with protesting during the national anthem.

Strahan went on to explain that Kaepernick's protest isn't about the National Anthem or the flag, as many critics have argued. The congregation responded with a standing ovation.

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has said although his school has a contract with Nike, the school may not renew it when it expires.

President Trump fanned the flames of the controversy a year ago during a campaign speech for then Alabama Senator Luther Strange. "It's a groundswell. I think Nike, personally, made a calculated decision".

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