Sep 5, 2018

Colin Kaepernick: Donald Trump criticises Nike after advert, saying NFL is 'hard to watch'

Serena Williams has praised Nike's new Colin Kaepernick advertising campaign, calling it a "Powerful statement". Critics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at the decision to use Kaepernick in the campaign. "Having a huge company back him could be a controversial reason for this company, but they're not afraid," said Williams, who is sponsored by Nike. After Nike unveiled the campaign, Williams tweeted that she was "Especially proud to be a part of the Nike family". In announcing the deal, Nike said Kaepernick, who has been out of a contract since March 2017, was "One of the most inspirational athletes of this generation".

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