Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad

Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad

Morris busted out a pair of scissors and cut up his own Nike headband and wristband at the pulpit in protest.

Morris then continues his sermon stating, "Colin Kaepernick".

A small college in Georgia has dropped Nike after its use of Colin Kaepernick in its "Just Do It" ad campaign, saying the football player-turned social injustice activist "mocks our troops". "He's never met them, does not know them, and he put his whole life and career on the line".

It's been incredible to watch Kaepernick receive a great deal of criticism from fans after kneeling during the National Anthem, to now being one of the most popular figures in sports, even though he hasn't played in a game since 2016. Today the former NFL player revealed he too would kneel with the current players if he were now in the league.

Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad
Truett McConnell University cuts ties with Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad

Kaepernick was the first player to kneel in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. But he said that before he would do so, he would have a conversation with his father about his choice and that he feels he would have organized the protest and spoken to each of the players and his team's owners.

Ellen then asked Strahan if he would kneel alongside Kaepernick supporters if he were still playing today. "You have a right to protest, but I think the insane thing is, the reason for the [NFL] protests has been completely lost in all of this", he said at the time. "We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform".

He concluded on Ellen: 'Football there seems to be a fracture between player and ownership and they need to get that together in order to get the message out there in the right way and not let the message become hijacked and turn it into something it never meant to be'.


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