Sep 4, 2018

Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

An American football star who sparked a furore by kneeling during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign. The Nike adverts show Kaepernick with the slogan: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Kaapernick is one of a number of sports stars - including NFL players Odell Beckham Jr and Shaquem Griffin, as well as tennis star Serena Williams - to appear in the 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. The player opted out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017 and has not played since. In May this year, the NFL announced that players who knelt for the national anthem would be fined under a new policy.

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