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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. "I know there are a number of high schools and colleges who are dropping Nike". The ad "spoke to Nike's core consumers in a very Nike-esque provocative way", he added.

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

President Trump fanned the flames of the controversy a year ago during a campaign speech for then Alabama Senator Luther Strange. But President Trump, who has been condemning National Football League player protests for the past year, has deemed the protests to be a challenge to the military and the American flag.

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But a Quinnipiac University poll showed voters approved of Nike's decision to feature Kaepernick in its latest ad campaign by a 49-37 split.

"For Nike to then hire Colin Kaepernick, a person known for wearing pigs on his socks, mocking law enforcement, and kneeling against our flag, mocking our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family", said Caner.

Strahan went on to explain that Kaepernick's protest isn't about the National Anthem or the flag, as many critics have argued. Morris received a standing ovation from his parishioners. "And when my father, who is 81, can look at me and tell me that he's not offended by it because he understands, then how could I, who didn't do that service, be offended?" "I think I would have", said Strahan (he retired in 2007).

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The college's president - Jerry Davis - spoke out against Nike and the company's decision to include Kaepernick in its advertising.

ESPN also reports that 21% of people surveyed said they would stop buying Nike products, 19% said they would purchase more from the brand and 29% of 18-to-29-year-old males, Nike's target audience, said they would buy more products. Nike shares dropped the day after they announced the campaign but have recovered over the last week.

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