The ad, called "Dream Crazy", features Kaepernick and other sports stars such as tennis star Serena Williams and National Basketball Association star LeBron James, urging viewers to "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything". The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video "Dream Crazy" narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort.
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"If you're born a refugee, don't let it stop you from playing soccer for the national team - at age 16", Kaepernick says, as highlights of Davies scoring for Canada plays in the background.
Reid said he had a "big smile come across my face" when he saw the Nike ad debut on Monday, because he appreciates that the company is refocusing the conversation about Kaepernick.
"I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African-American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric [Reid] are doing so much more for the greater good", Williams told the Associated Press last week. Now out of football, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is pursuing a collusion grievance against the NFL.
Wilson wants people to donate their unwanted Nike gear. "Customers want to connect on a deeper level with a brand, and despite the few loud angry voices, the quieter population of supporters, deeply appreciates the stance". Kaepernick has been signed with Nike since 2011, though the company has kept quiet that he would be involved in a future campaign, according to ESPN. All I've seen and heard so far is his disrespectful kneeling and childish whining.