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Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad

Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad

Covington's mention of Pat Tillman was the immediate talking point for many who disagreed with Nike choosing Kaepernick and the caption they made a decision to go with it when it pertained to sacrifice.

Kevin Sorbo is one of the latest public critics of Nike and its decision to use former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the center of a new ad campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company's famous slogan, "Just do it".

According to the poll, negative buzz affected consumers' intent to purchase Nike products. Nike is the NFL's official uniform supplier.

The ad which has appeared on billboards in NY and California includes a close-up photo of Kaepernick with the sentence: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".

What will they do with all the Nike stuff? "I know there are a number of high schools and colleges who are dropping Nike".

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Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Georgia posted a press release on its website, September 7 that explained the university would be cutting ties with the company.

Caner, the university's president, wrote in a message to CBS News, "We stand for our anthem because we honor our troops and their incredible sacrifice". "My wife, who was raised under the oppression of socialistic communism, became a citizen five years ago, joyfully pledging allegiance to these United States and her flag".

The press release noted that the university will no longer stock Nike-branded apparel in their campus story, and any profits from remaining Nike gear sold will go to the Wounded Warriors and the Fraternal Order of Police. "If Nike really does believe that law enforcement in this country is unfair and biased, I think we will look around", Falwell said.

Falwell added if the ads are just for publicity, "that's different".

Adding, "My dad to this day he doesn't really talk about the Vietnam War because that is something that these guys and women go to that us out here that are living an unbelievable life will never understand".


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