Trump mocks Nike over Kaepernick ad backlash: 'Getting absolutely killed'

The former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is backing another embattled U.S. athlete... this time coming to the defense of Colin Kaepernick

On Monday, Nike released a promotional image for their new Kaepernick-inspired campaign which featured a black and white portrait of the player superimposed with the slogan "Believe in something". However, Canterbury said that is exactly what law enforcement is fighting to protect. "Even with all the different things with Serena Williams, the French Open banning her (Nike-manufactured) catsuit, them supporting (her), and then now seeing them pick up Colin Kaepernick". In our experience, boycotts and similar exercises do not succeed and often serve only to enrich the company - which is not what we want to do.

The endorsement deal between Nike and Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate in the U.S. after it was first revealed on Tuesday.

Canterbury did not hold back when speaking about the right to free speech.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah doesn't just wonder why Nike customers are burning their own shoes over Colin Kaepernick's new ad.

McCourty's defensive backfield mate, safety Duron Harmon, gave a similar verbal thumbs up to Nike's Kaepernick campaign Wednesday afternoon.

The issue of players kneeling during the national anthem could once again take center stage as the NFL season kicks off on Thursday. "But I think it's a bad message that they're sending and the goal of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it but I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a awful message and a message that shouldn't be sent".

Kaepernick is suing the NFL, saying its owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests that spread to teams nationwide.

Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem during a 2016 pre-season game when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers to protest racial injustices and police brutality.

"Stay that way", Kaepernick said in the ad - which he posted to his Twitter account.

"Everything that Nike's doing with Kaepernick is incredible", he said.

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