Watch Nike's new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

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

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 rolled out its newest "Just Do It" campaign featuring Kaepernick.

President Trump, who has repeatedly slammed the players' protests, also weighed in, saying in an interview with The Daily Caller that the deal with Kaepernick sends "a bad message".

Ford, a sponsor of the National Football League, came out in support of NFL players who made a decision to kneel during the national anthem as a form of peaceful, quiet protest.

Pruitt added that members of the NBPA will continue to support Nike and that they will "likely be buying and wearing lots of Nike products in the near future".

It may be because of Ford's previous announcements that they are bringing investment back to the U.S.

Some shoppers, on the other hand, were more interested in scoring a good deal than taking a stand.

"If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them", the college's president, Jerry C. Davis, said in a written statement. "I gotta do what I gotta do", said owner Steve Martin about his decision.

Nike's endorsement of Colin Kaepernick has drawn both praise and criticism.

The two-minute spot, released Wednesday on Twitter, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of NFL players protesting racial inequality, police brutality and other issues by demonstrating during the national anthem. The decision won the support of National Basketball Association star LeBron James - also a Nike athlete - who ended a speech Tuesday night by saying, "I stand with Nike, all day, every day", Bleacher Report writes. The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video "Dream Crazy" narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort.

Last November, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in which he alleged that the league and franchise owners colluded to keep him from signing with another team.

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