Missouri college to strip athletes of Nike branding over Kaepernick controversy

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This week, Nike put its stake in the ground in the culture wars by launching an ad campaign for the 30th anniversary of "Just Do It" featuring former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick.

Tiger Woods looked on during a hot afternoon in the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, in Newtown Square, Pa.

"I think it's awesome they're stepping up and spreading awareness, " Wilson said. "It's a attractive spot and pretty powerful people in the spot".

Colin Kaepernick watched the TV debut of his new Nike ad from the apparel giant's headquarters in OR, according to The Associated Press.

Setting aside the obvious smear that Kaepernick or any of the other players who've protested during the anthem to draw attention to police brutality and inequality "hate our country", Patrick has apparently been feeding at the same trough as Ted Cruz and the Texas Republican Party.

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Which means Nike would have had to have doled out that much money to receive the same kind bang it received from the Kaepernick announcement.

"Investors on Robinhood are buying Nike stock 300% more than they are selling, compared to 12% last week", Robinhood's data scientist Sahill Poddar told Business Insider on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the president noted the NFL's drop in TV ratings in claiming on Twitter that "Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts", and he said that he would find the league's games "hard to watch" until all players stood for the flag.

Or, perhaps, maybe they just thought supporting the head of a campaign to stop police killings of unarmed Black people was a good idea.

Over the past few days, the protests of Kaepernick's protests have inspired the hashtag #BoycottNike, and led at least one small private college, Missouri's College of the Ozarks, to end their professional relationship with the ubiquitous brand.

The deal did put Nike at odds with the National Football League, though, and earned a rebuke from Donald Trump, who called it "a bad message".

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