Did Nike make the right decision to use Colin Kaepernick in their latest "Just Do It" ad campaign?
Colin Kaepernick was the former NFL quarterback who infamously knelt during the United States national anthem before football games, which he described as his silent protest against racial injustices in the United States. Proponents of the ads feel Nike is taking a brave and bold stance and supporting freedom of speech, the right to peaceful protests and speaking up when you feel there are injustices. Others also feel it was a smart business decision that would generate media buzz and increase sales. Opponents of the ads feel that Nike is supporting someone who has disrespected the United States, our flag and everyone who has fought and died in support of the United States. They also feel that even if it was good for sales it was the wrong thing to do.