A small north Georgia university announced it is no longer using Nike apparel in the wake of the sports brand's anniversary ad featuring former National Football League player, Colin Kaepernick. "These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make for a big impact on brand selling". Some conservatives publicly declared they won't purchase Nike products again, and videos of shoes and apparel being burned were uploaded to Twitter.
While many students told FOX 5 they agree with the decision, one student athlete tells us he still supports Kaepernick.
A recent Morning Consult poll found that Nike's favorability plummeted across all consumer groups after the debut of the new "Just Do It" ads featuring Kaepernick.
The remaining apparel that is now in the stores will be sold and proceeds given to Wounded Warriors, a veterans charity, and the Fraternal Order of Police, he said.
These findings suggest Americans are becoming more tolerant of the movement ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began during the 2016 preseason, when he refused to stand during the national anthem to protest social inequality and police brutality in America.
Morris, speaking of Kaepernick, said, "He's inked a contract with Nike".
These people are outraged because Nike is endorsing someone who they believe disrespected the flag - and thus the country and our military troops - by taking a knee while the national anthem played at NFL games.
Meanwhile, voters said they approve Nike's decision to include Kaepernick in its ad campaign by 49-37 percent.
Kaepernick remains a free agent.
"If Nike chooses to apologize to our troops and to our law enforcement officers, then - and only then - will TMU reconsider their brand", President Caner said in a statment.
The campaign was launched over the Labour Day weekend in the US. Sales surged in the days immediately after the campaign's announcement, but Nike stock is still down from where it was at the beginning of the week. Yes, endorsing Vick was a mistake for Nike, but the company should be commended, not boycotted, for supporting a true American hero like Kaepernick.