New Nike commercial features Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies

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As for President Trump, he believes Nike made a "terrible" decision by choosing Kaepernick, but said the company's ability to make its own business decisions "is what this country is all about".

The College of the Ozarks wants you to know it does not like Nike's ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick.

Nike recently announced that it chose Kaepernick to be the face of the company's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.

A two-minute commercial narrated by the former San Francisco 49ers star was unveiled on his Twitter feed and will air during Thursday's season opener between the Atlanta Falcons and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. "As far as the National Football League is concerned, I just find it hard to watch, and always will, until they stand for the FLAG!". "By pursuing this approach, Nike is back in the public conversation - and, yes, they'll create some enemies (that's for sure) but they'll also reactivate their core base - and create true believers".

The NFL said it "embraces the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities".

In an interview with the Daily Caller, President Donald Trump, who has been strongly critical of the protest movement Kaepernick sparked, said: "I think as far as sending a message, I think it's a bad message and a message that shouldn't be sent".

"If people say your dreams are insane, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good!"

But now spokeswoman for Nike, Sandra Carreon-John, said: "Colin has been a Nike athlete since 2011".

President Donald Trump has been persistently critical of NFL players protesting during the national anthem, a movement Kaepernick launched.

Bethann Hardison, an activist for diversity in fashion and a former supermodel who was also honored by Harlem's Row, said she was happy with Nike's move.

Kaepernick later filed a lawsuit accusing the league and its coaches of colluding to keep him off the field because of his activism.

A Wisconsin politician is speaking out on the new Nike add featuring Colin Kaepernick. "Even if it means sacrificing everything".

"Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America", said former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Twitter.

The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the NY event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony that focused on diversity in the fashion world.

That said, some of the other stuff Kaepernick has said and done, including wearing socks depicting police as pigs, goes way beyond respectful to stupid.

Newton said Kaepernick has his respect.