Nike billboard featuring Kaepernick hovers over San Francisco

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Kaepernick became one of the new faces of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign on Monday afternoon when he posted an image of himself with the caption: "Believe in something.

Immediately, some people began posting pictures of socks and shoes being defaced or destroyed, or declaring they would be soon switching allegiances to Adidas, Brooks or Converse.

"I think it's a bad message that they're sending and the goal of them doing it, maybe there's a reason for them doing it, but I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a awful message and a message that shouldn't be sent", Trump told the Daily Caller. Last season he told CBS that he hoped the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback got another shot.

In 2016, the former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback drew the world's gaze for kneeling during the U.S. national anthem in protest of police-brutality against African-Americans and racial injustices.

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The NFL says the social justice issues raised by former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick "deserve their attention and action". "[Nike is] picking a side, and I don't think that's going to negatively affect them in the long run", Morris said. "Even if it means you lose everything".

The ad, part of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do it" campaign, has outraged many. No other team has signed him since.

The score of supports who are vocally standing behind Nike and Kaepernick's politically charged team-up also includes Kobe Bryant, Russell Crowe, House of Cards star Michael Kelly, Common, and many others.

The Kaepernick-Nike campaign has actually been a while in the making, according to Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson.

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Other have called for people to give their Nike items to homeless veterans instead of throwing them away or burning them.

Representatives for Kaepernick and the National Football League did not respond to requests for comment on Monday.

Kaepernick, who has played in the NFL since 2016, filed a grievance against the league in October 2017, accusing owners of colluding to keep him off the field because of the protests.

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