Spokane sounds off on Colin Kaepernick's Nike endorsement

The former president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is backing another embattled U.S. athlete... this time coming to the defense of Colin Kaepernick

A college has announced that it will no longer partner with Nike on gear after the apparel giant's decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary of the famous "Just Do It" slogan.

Nike's latest campaign tagline is, "Believe in something, even it it means sacrificing everything".

The move was celebrated by progressives and vilified by conservatives (including President Donald Trump) in the United States.

"I feel like I've lived through this before, just being close to my older brother and seeing him go through it when he was with the 49ers", Justin Reid said.

(AAP)LeBron James has said that he stands for 'anybody who believes in change'.

James also uploaded the striking campaign image to his Instagram page.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Brady in the midst of another drive for five
I don't still give a (expletive) that much anymore. "I've learned that peoples' opinion doesn't really matter", Watt said. The five-minute video, posted on Facebook, is titled, " epilogue " as Brady gets frank about his recent offseason.

It should be noted that most of those protesting against Nike's campaign are pro-Trump, white extremists, who are also sharing videos of them burning Nike products across social media, according to U.S. media outlet MailOnline.

The campaign will also feature athletes such as Serena Williams, NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and Shaquem Griffin, a rookie linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks whose left hand was amputated when he was a child.

Kaepernick sparked controversy by kneeling in protest during the national anthem over social and racial injustice. Some people have said they are now more likely to buy Nike because of the apparent social stance while others sent the hashtag #BoycottNike trending.

"Dream Crazy", the two-minute commercial, pulls together clips of young and more accomplished athletes overcoming obstacles on and off the court.

Kaepernick, 30, has not played since the 2016 season and filed a grievance last October against NFL owners for collusion, claiming they schemed to keep him off the football field because of his protests, not his football playing ability. While Nike may be feeling some heat from critics after the release of the Kaepernick ad, the company has earned $43 million worth of media exposure in the first 24 hours, according to one estimate.

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