‘Just Do It’: Colin Kaepernick stars in new Nike ad campaign

‘Just Do It’: Colin Kaepernick stars in new Nike ad campaign

100 thoughts on “‘Just Do It’: Colin Kaepernick stars in new Nike ad campaign

  1. Vet owned “Nine line apparel” has new shirt “Just Stand”- Show the fight and support our military, flag and Country. Fk Nike-

  2. This dude is a phony. Kneeling for the anthem is a joke and real distraction from bigger problems facing us, African Americans.
    I remember being excited that he, CK, was a black quarterback in the Super Bowl versus Ravens. For two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, this dude did not mention his Blackness, Black issue or Black pride. While CK was on top of his game, I wondered if he was Black because he seem to avoid race questions when he was on top. Flash forward, a few years later, his game, popularity, and starting QB position was lost, suddenly he cried injustice and soon claimed his allegiance to us, Black America. I feel this dude reacted to his downfall by seeing it as injustice and soon start to take on black injustices. When loved by white folks this dude did not care about us black folks. Now you silly Blacks hold this clown up like a Black symbol of Black rights.

  3. I wish the best for CK, but I just remember when he was a big time White and biracial QB star for 49ers, I haven't heard a thing on Black issues or protest kneeling. Only when he lost his QB job suddenly he was an injusticed Black man.

  4. It seems crazy that so many humans care less about poverty, social injustice, and child molestation than a shoe advertising promotion.

  5. Pumpernickel represents pure hate. Hate for a FLAG that has done nothing, but defend him & people like him that despise this country.. No other country has a flag like that…

  6. Why don’t ppl kneel in court when a Judge walks in? Let me see the balls on them then? How come they don’t cry “First Amendment” then? This country is fkd and it’s only a matter of time when these libtards will see it’s too late. Only good thing is I’ll be dead by then. Wake up ppl-

  7. He's being used by a Corporation that off shores it's work force in the Far East, who's 80% female working for minimum wage, then turns around and charges exorbitant prices for a less than stellar product back to the good old US of A. How American is that? I guess he fits right in with the new global Corporate paradigm. You're now part of the Capitalist system you've been railing about. The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform. It's called Hypocrisy.

  8. What a sad new low for Nike. They could've chosen a true hero but instead chose a proud hater of law enforcement and our military.

  9. I don’t support kneeling for the flag, but if you’re not going to buy Nike over something small then you are actually a snowflake.

  10. Pathetic getting mad over kneeling but not over police brutality, this is sad , i see people getting up set had he burn the flag or stood an turn his back but KNEELING IS RESPECT MORE THEN A HAND ON THE CHEST

  11. Kids have killed others for their Kix (new Nike shoes).
    The fact 46% of Nike are made in Vietnam instead of China (1K annually vs 5K).
    Slave, child labor.
    And Some geniuses at Nike just do this?
    Nike stocks are tumbling, their business practices scrutinized and 50 % disapproval rating.
    Epic business move?
    Nike executives will face the wrath of public outrage, get replaced, and the next advertising effort will be geared to repair this fiasco.
    How much will they loose?
    A chunk of market share they may never recover.
    Just brilliant.

  12. What utter hypocrisy. This millionaire somehow sacrificed everything? And Nike who uses sweatshop slave labor to sell us $200 shoes is promoting social justice now? Probably just wants to save money not wanting those jobs to come back to the US. Ugh…

  13. The same feeling consumed left, that is anti exploitation of workers, and pro labor unions, is now resonating with a company that exploits child labor in 3rd world countries. 🖒

  14. Honestly shoes are shoes and no matter who promotes the shoes they will still be shoes ( PS I live in England and never watched a game of american football so it doesn't really matter to me and why people hate this guy so much?)

  15. If he really believe in his protest and his cause, he would use money he made from the Nike contract to further his cause. He won’t though because he is selfish and his “protest” was to draw attention to himself.

  16. I already didnt buy nike overpriced trash before this. Somehow kap lives a spoiled entitled perfect life and somehow manages to spend all day feeling sorry for himself and his millions of dollars he "earned" by doing basically nothing. What a toolbag

  17. Conservatives used to herald their role in protecting free speech and the first amendment. If we are allowed to burn the American flag (which was approved by the Supreme Court multiple times… and widely accepted by everyone to be okay), then what is so unpatriotic about kneeling during the National Anthem? I am disappointed that my Conservative partners feel that they must burn their overly-priced Nike products to make a futile statement about the importance of unwavering support of the State (government) over the right of individual thought and free speech.

    You may disagree with Kaepernick, and you have every right to believe this, but you must also respect Kapernick's decision to kneel. A true American has strength and courage to respect all Americans regardless of their political opinions.

  18. I see comments about shoes being made in China or whatever but what does that have to do with this? LeTs TaLk AbOuT tHe ShOeS instead of the real reason god yall some idiots

  19. Kap is not a hero, black people are not oppressed… very disappointed in Nike looks like I’m going to Adidas and Vans from now on

  20. Why would you burn your Nike shoes? OH NO THE CUSTOMER BURNED THE SHOES THEY ALREADY PAID FOR! WHATEVER SHALL WE D- Wait if they already paid for it then we already made money from it so why should we care?

  21. Pat Tillman is a hero this child is a cry baby who will insult a nation that has been nothing but good to him. Where else can you insult your government and make money off of it? I hate liberals. Pussies the lot of them.

  22. People care more about forced patriotic displays, like they do in North Korea, then peaceful protest smdh exercising their first amendment rights is patriotic✌

  23. I will never again buy nikes for my grandkids so disrepectful to us military families i also boycott the nfl and its sponsers we dont need you no more

  24. He has a voice!! It’s up to you to hear it or ignore it… but if it hurts your feelings, too bad if it doesn’t then you realize the cause…

  25. Black people that are against Colin Kaepernick are sadly misguided and weak minded. They turn their backs on their race hoping that a White person will take notice and give them a hot piece of cornbread for their efforts. They are very selfish and could never be trusted. Meritorious Manumission was a legal act of freeing an enslaved Black person for good deeds as defined by the national public policy. Meritorious Manumission could be granted to an enslaved Black person who distinguished his or her self by saving the life of a White person, inventing a profitable product, or snitching on fellow slaves.

  26. Kaepernick did not sacrifice anything. He was already a multi-millionaire and was benched back to back seasons for poor performance as a QB. He then started kneeling. While it was well within his right no matter how much controversy surrounded that, his reasoning for kneeling was misguided and inherently false.

  27. If people are oppressing you then get off your a$$ and start working, start a business or something , protest democratically in the street rather than just sit back and whine about it. Dont do it at a game where people come to forget their everyday troubles to get a break . Has anything changed since Colin Kaepernick started the whole kneeling thing . Other than that the niners stink and Kaeper is too busy to be half decent qb, its actions like these cause idiots like Trump to be put in the white house. nothing has changed , cause those things change with dialogue /debates and not by shutting it down by humiliating your fellow debater in front of the world . Kaeper cant get qb job not just because of the distraction he brings but also because he just isn’t good anymore, as evidenced in that last season with the niners. This guy grew up in an adopted white family but hey everything is wrong with America right .

  28. The first African-American to receive the medal of honor in the civil war was Sgt. William Harvey Carney, who despite being shot in the face, shoulders, arms, and legs, refused to let the American flag touch the ground. Maybe the NFL should put this up in every locker room. He is a true hero!

  29. Sorry Nike, not buying your running shoes this year. Anyone got any suggestions? Also, if you have to ask why, I don't support rich, half black/half white assholes who completely profited off this amazing country to turn around and disrespect us. This isn't a black or white thing. It's a privileged millenial pissing on what this nation has done for him and us. MAGA

  30. Do you think there might be a reason police officers of all colors are in fight or flight mode when responding to crimes in black neighborhoods?

    Where are the protests against the thugs in Chicago? Nike chooses someone protesting the police instead?

  31. He cries about "systemic oppression"…but black people like him are making millions per year. The last president was black…how's that for "oppression". what a bunch of liars.

  32. I approve this message for keeping the main thing the main thing..Sign, older black woman who cries about blatant murders & who loves all the black men that I and my sisters of color have birthed..sons, grandchildren, neighbors, church members, fathers, son in laws..on and on..murdered daughters also.

  33. Never Nike again EVER! They have burned me as a customer ever again. Nothing they can do now will redeem their dark hearts!

  34. As an Egyptian, I Can't stand that "race-baiting" cried baby AFRO-clown Kaepernick. AND goodbye Nike…. Never spend my money on Nike again EVER!!

  35. This is a joke, right? I don't pay attention to news, so when everyone was getting riled up about this, I didn't know what was going on. But you mean to tell me that all this hate is not because Nike said some racial slurs or because they disrespected a religion or culture, but because they endorsed a dude, who is simply fighting for what he believes in? This has got to be a joke.

  36. I want to thank Nike for their decision to run this campaign, without it I wouldn’t have vowed never to buy Nike again, and I wouldn’t have found New Balance , they are better sneakers than Nike’s air monarch’s. Thanks Nike

  37. First let me say I haven't really been buying Nike sneakers not because of anything as they do or don't do but because I need a sneaker those support my foot a big size woman and I need a sticker that's going to really support my foot as I walk I walk a lot of stand a lot so I never really considered Nike really so what I'm about to say is not a plug for Nike I am so proud of this American company that would promote to do something I remember when there was a commercial that talked about walking you notice something positive with yourself even if it's just walking now it's promoting to think think about what's going on the community think about what's going on in your country think about other people and do something so this is an extension of doing something for your health but this is doing something for others around you stand for something or fall for anything I'm just so proud of Nike I'm so proud of this American company that would sponsor this athlete in his stand which should be all our stand and yes because of the standing took I am not considering buying some Nike products I have to get behind a company this willing to get scrutinized the way they're being scrutinized by other parts of this country there are racist I have to promote and support this company I'm just so thankful and appreciative for what they're doing it's amazing it gives me hope

  38. wow americans are really out here hating on Nike for featuring an NFL player in an ad….and said NFL player just refused to kneel during a national anthem?? someone please help me out here i'm confused

  39. Gawd…."Just go away"…how about that as a slogan? Hope you loose your suit, and your lawyers take whats left….since you're not signed >.<

  40. KaperDINK is a looser at everything he attempted except start trouble with his big mouth only side he is playing is HIS and his LAWYERS that need him to make money

  41. I guess Nike decided to join the criminal elite shakedown artist who can't play football and whines for a living..sad…there's always Cuba?

  42. “Nike, I love your gear, but you exhaust my spirit on this one. Your new ad with Colin Kaepernick, I get the message, but that sacrificing everything thing…. It just doesn’t play out here. Sacrificing what exactly? A career? I’ve done that both times I chose to stay home and be with my kids instead of continuing my business climb… and it wasn’t sacrificing everything. It was sacrificing one career and some money and it was because of what I believe in and more importantly, who I believe in.

    At best, that is all Colin sacrificed… some money and it’s debatable if he really lost his career over it. Maybe he sacrificed the respect of some people while he gained the respect of others. Or maybe he used one career to springboard himself into a different career when the first was waning. I don’t know. What I do know is, he gained popularity and magazine covers he likely wouldn’t have gotten without getting on his knees or as you say, “believing in something.” I’m also thinking the irony is that while I am not privy to the numbers, it’s likely he gained a lucrative Nike contract. So yeah… that whole “sacrificing everything” is insulting to those who really have sacrificed everything.

    You want to talk about someone in the NFL sacrificing everything? Pat Tillman. NFL STARTING, not benched, player who left to join the Army and died for it. THAT is sacrificing everything for something you believe in.

    How about other warriors? Warriors who will not be on magazine covers, who will not get lucrative contracts and millions of followers from their actions and who have truly sacrificed everything. They did it because they believed in something. Take it from me, when I say they sacrificed everything, they also sacrificed the lives of their loved ones who will never be the same. THAT is sacrificing everything for something they believe in.

    Did you get us talking? Yeah, you did. But, your brand recognition was strong enough. Did you teach the next generation of consumers about true grit? Not that I can see.

    Taking a stand, or rather a knee, against the flag which has covered the caskets of so many who actually did sacrifice everything for something they believe in, that we all believe in? Well, the irony of your ad..it almost leaves me speechless. Were you trying to be insulting?

    Maybe you are banking on the fact we won’t take the time to see your lack of judgement in using words that just don’t fit. Maybe you are also banking on us not seeing Nike as kneeling before the flag. Or maybe you want us to see you exactly that way. I don’t know. All I know is, I was actually in the market for some new kicks and at least for now, I’ve never been more grateful for Under Armour.”

  43. Am I the only one who noticed that Kaepernick looks almost EXACTLY like Osama bin Laden?!?! After all, they both hate America!

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