Nike's controversial decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as the face a new campaign has unsurprisingly been criticised by President Trump
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Colin Kaepernick inspired numerous athletes across the United States to take a knee during the national anthem, but Nike’s decision to feature the NFL star in their new advertising campaign has sparked a lot of criticisms, including from the US president himself. Nike’s new campaign is an honorary homage to their iconic slogan 'Just do it.' In the controversial campaign ad, numerous different athletes from a variety of sports are featured overcoming obstacles to become the greatest athletes of all time. Despite narrating the advert, Kaepernick only features in the advert for a few seconds, but the Nike’s decision to feature him at all has become a hugely controversial topic across the world. Critics of Kaepernick have decided to boycott the company as result of the partnership, with many even as going as far to burn their Nike products as a form of their own protest. In the chaos of all the controversies, one critic shines out amongst the others. President Donald Trump, a vocal opponent of protesting athletes, has weighed in with his opinion of the new partnership.
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