Colin Kaepernick Unveils "I'm With Kap" Football Jerseys

Speaking out'My father is 81 and he can look at me and say he's not offended by it because he understands then how can I who didn't do that service be offended? the star said

"And when my father can look at me and tell me that he's not offended and that he understands, then how could I - who didn't do that service - be offended?"

Nike's approach is one the NFL, which is largely run by older, wealthy white men, has chosen not to take in responding to players choosing to protest social justice issues during the national anthem. Then he added, "I don't know about you, but I'm a little exhausted of that", to which the congregation responded with amens. Morris busted out a pair of scissors and cut up his own Nike headband and wristband at the pulpit in protest.

No Giants knelt during the anthem during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

He claimed Kaepernick as "a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, kneeling against our flag, and mocking our troops", he said in a statement.

The new ad sparked anger among conservatives, including President Donald Trump, who said the endorsement deal sends "a awful message" and talk of boycotts across the country.

The pastor finished up the portion of his sermon by stating, "America may not be the best country in the world and we've got a lot of faults, but I'm telling you what, a lot of folks died for the sake of what that flag represents". "I take my hat off to him because he really did sacrifice and put so much on the line for other people that he had no idea who they were ..." Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said they are reconsidering their contract with Nike, which now runs through 2024.

Trump ripped Nike for the decision on Twitter earlier this month, writing that the company was "getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts".

While the campaign featuring Kaepernick angered many conservatives, some market analysts called it "a stroke of genius".

Nike on Tuesday recovered the stock losses it experienced immediately after announcing its decision to feature polarizing National Football League free agent Colin Kaepernick in a major marketing campaign.

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