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The sportswear maker Nike has it will American football player Colin Kaepernick in its advertising campaign to its "Just Do It" 30th anniversary. Mr Kaepernick controversy in 2016 while playing as quarterback for his team the San Francisco 49ers. He to stand for the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and social issues. Instead he down on one knee. This a trend of other players "taking the knee" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kaepernick's actions heated debate. In September 2017, President Donald Trump that NFL players should either fired or suspended if they failed to stand up for the national anthem.

Nike will a close-up image of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something. Even if it sacrificing everything." Nike the uniforms for all the NFL's 32 teams and is a corporate sponsor of the NFL. The company knows it will a backlash for Mr Kaepernick in its ads. However, it said: "We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has the power of sport to help move the world forward." Yahoo Sports said: "It's an interesting decision for Nike. No other athlete the same emotional response as Kaepernick." Many on social media Nike for its decision. One person : "Time to away all my Nike crap."

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