photography social networking / Internet United States.-Colin Kaepernik, former NFL player, was chosen to lead the new Nike campaign, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” slogan) Just do it). Therefore, your image will look on each one of the stages in the first date of the season 2018 of the Professional League of American football in the United States.
The face of who was quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, the team that led at the end of the Super Bowl in 2012, is accompanied by the message: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”.
Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO – Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018, however, the news was not well received by some conservative sectors in the United States, was therefore that they initiated a campaign of boycott against the mark on social networks, where some users shared videos where clothing and Nike footwear in flames, accompanied by the tag can be seen #JustBurnIt, (simply burn it).
First the @NFL forces me to choose between my favorite sport and my country. I chose country. Then @Nike forces me to choose between my favorite shoes and my country. Since when did the American Flag and the National Anthem become offensive? pic.twitter.com/4CVQdTHUH4 – Sean Clancy (@sclancy79) September 3, 2018 Kaepernick has no team since March of the year, when it ended its contract with San Francisco. None of the 31 remaining League franchises showed interest in the player, arguing a sporting decline.
However, there is a belief that was a consequence of its position regarding the discrimination faced by African-Americans in his country, victims, as he himself noted, racial injustice and brutality.
Image, with one knee on the floor while the U.S. national anthem was heard during the NFL games two years ago, generated controversy. Even President Donald Trump, criticized the stance of Kaepernick and clashed with players and other sports stars.
Kaepernick was described by Nike as “one of the most inspirational athletes of his generation”. Vice President of the United States, Gino Fisanotti, brand told ESPN that “he has taken advantage of the power of sport to help the world move forward”.
Kaepernick, who received recognition from Amnesty International, filed a complaint against the owners of NFL teams: accused them of conspiring to not hire him in retaliation to his protests, if that last Thursday was considered with the enough arguments as to go to trial.
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