ESPN on Monday broke the story that Kaepernick would be featured in the 30th anniversary of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign.
After his rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump said, "I don't like what Nike did". "It's a lovely spot and pretty powerful people in the spot".
The controversial Kaepernick Nike ad aired Thursday during the kickoff game for the 2018 season, and will air during other games for the rest of the season.
Nike has always positioned itself as an edgy brand, willing to innovate - and that is perhaps why they have been the first to put a foot forward in this issue and support Kaepernick's crusade.
Woods, the second most successful golfer ever with 14 major titles, has been careful throughout his career to avoid saying or doing anything that could be construed as political.
Wilson, who has a contract with Nike, also applauded the company's deal with Kaepernick.
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"We all need to pause, slow down, and take a look at what he's trying to say and what he's standing up for or kneeling for, black lives do matter", said Salisbury resident Heather Collins.
"When corporate does things that are outside of golf and outside of my realm, that's what they do".
The Missouri college's decision to drop Nike comes right after Taya Kyle, widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, tore into the athletic apparel brand for failing, in her view, to correctly understand the word "sacrifice".
Aaron Goldman of 4C Insights discussed with MarketWatch why placing a polarizing figure like Kaepernick (who led the kneeling protests during the national anthem in 2016) is actually a savvy business move. "Trump said he would "win" the culture war and that he honestly 'doesn't know what the National Football League is doing, '" The Post's Josh Dawsey wrote on Twitter.
"I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored (for Kaepernick)", Williams said. There's some people that say they want to talk about it and say they want to discuss it and debate it, but they don't.